Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14
Our goal, given to us by Jesus Christ, is to bring others into the Kingdom of God for Him. It is also to keep others from stumbling, if that is possible. At times we may watch someone else stumble from faith, do something immoral or dishonest, and we are to powerfully use our faith and prayers. Jesus calls us into action. Our actions and the words we speak for Him make a difference whether we see this or not. We press toward His plan.
When we help others with faith we first allow the Lord to lead us. You testify that Christ Jesus has made you His own. So forget what lies behind and help bring others to Him. For, one day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We strive toward the day in which all ages know Christ as Savior. So be on fire for the Lord.
We are all evangelists for Jesus. We're Jesus-people, fed and motivated by the Holy Spirit. When in a child's presence let not the moment pass without speaking Jesus' Name to them and speak openly about His love for them, and our love for Him. In the company of youth allow yourself to be led by Spirit to let them know that Jesus has the answers, more answers than Google. Jesus has right answers for He is the way, truth, and life.
You are called by Christ to share Him, pray constantly, and to be used by Him to offer Christ to those who you encounter. Let all you do honor Him as you press toward the goal to bring others into the Kingdom of God through Christ. All the glory belongs to Christ! Spirit quietly works in others hearts and you will see this. Press on my friend. Offer Christ in any and every way.
To God be the Glory!
Rev. Patricia E. Walker,