Good Day Harvest Church Family,
Earlier this week I got to meet someone and share with them about a ministry that we offer here at the church weekly. The overwhelming acceptance, love and grace that was offered caused the individual to well up in tears. I could see in their face this is what they were hoping to hear and longing for.
Sunday we learned that we have no idea how one conversation, one word of encouragement, or one expression of love might change someone's life. You have no idea how God might use one word, a single moment, or one generous expression in the life of another person, to love them toward the transforming grace of Jesus.
Matthew 5:13-16 reminds us, “You are the salt of the earth … 14You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Remember that true and lasting influence always starts with people before platform. It always starts with people, and the good news is, that all of us have people we are connected to in our lives. I shared Sunday and I challenge you to take time and examine all the different people who have had an influence for good in your life. The influence they had was because of love, concern and care for You. Each of us need to think about the heart of the person that needs that positive influence.
We began this series by realizing that we are all broken people in need of healing, in need of knowing that we are invited, invaluable and can be influential. Jesus went out of the way, on a mission really, to meet up with the woman at the well, so that she could encounter true love, healing and spread the Gospel Message to the village so that many would believe. Let us take time to go out of our way, when opportunity is given, to put the person that needs God's love and healing above our own agenda.
Looking forward to wrapping up this series on Sunday!
Harvest Community Church of the Nazarene