I wish I could been there,
My only wish is to see you face to face,
Wish I could been there,
Just to see you, Jesus, face to face. <3
Give us a watchward for the hour
A thrilling word, a word for power
A battle cry, a flaming breath,
A call to conquest or to death;
A word to rouse the church from rest,
To heed the Master’s high behest.
The call is given, ye hosts arise,
The watchword is EVANGELIZE!
To fallen men, a dying race,
Make known the gift of gospel grace.
The world that now in darkness lies,
O Church of Christ, EVANGELIZE!
It’s not about your attendance in church. It’s not about the kind of ministry you have. It’s not even about all the things you are good at. It’s not about the souls you have won to Christ. They’re not what makes you worthy of His love. All the things you have done for Him, for others, or even yourself, can never qualify you in God’s presence. So why boast? Why feel so above everyone?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul made it clear that our ministry to our brothers and sisters is not to tear them down but to build them up. Why? It’s because we know that even if they have been wrong, even if they have strayed away way too many times, we are all still the same dearly beloved children of God. And it’s our privilege to remind all our brothers and sisters about that; not flaunting about I did this, and did that, and oh, it was a shame you weren’t there. No. We’re here to encourage, not to put the spotlight on ourselves. Our banner is Christ’s love— it’s our language. Nothing else. Nothing else about us, or them. Just Jesus.
The only thing that qualifies us in God’s presence is His full-blown love that was expressed on the Cross. And that never changes, beloved. So nothing we do, nothing we feel, and nothing we say will ever disqualify us from the love of God. Our standing will never change. Our attendance, our ministry, our wisdom, our capabilities, and our accomplishments have nothing to do with it. And we have to always remember that. We are nothing without God. We are only this because of Him. Because of His love.
Remember that even when you fail, you are still loved. You are still accepted in Jesus. You are still blessed. Your prayers are answered. Your provision is coming. No mistake or miscalculation will change these. Nothing will make Jesus love you less. Remind yourself that.
And remind others too, beloved, because they need it.
“As Christ’s ambassadors, people will not always understand us. Sometimes, we get misinterpreted. Sometimes, we get rejected. And you know what? It doesn’t matter if it’s your fault, or theirs. You can’t go on condemning yourself, or denying the love and forgiveness that God has for you. He doesn’t judge you, beloved. There are more opportunities, there are greater things, and there are comebacks that God has set for you.
So don’t give up. Don’t stop.
Jesus died out of His love for you, not out of your service, your love, or your faithfulness to Him. That’s what matters. Let His love be your motivation, your foundation and your reason for everything. Let nothing shake you, beloved. God is for you. And HIS LOVE, is your greatest asset.
So, I’m at peace now. I know that my Father is a God of many chances, and I won’t be discouraged. I will still share His love at every opportunity that is given to me, and I won’t depend my security and joy at the results. I know that God is the one working inside people’s hearts. Not me. It’s up to Him, and I will trust Him.”
The greatest challenge in life is knowing what to do.
The greatest mistake in life is being busy but not effective.
The greatest failure in life is being successful in the wrong assignment.
The greatest tragedy in life is NOT DEATH, but life without a purpose.