Everybody Ought to Know About Jesus Christ… & a Link-Up!
I have lost souls on my mind today.
The Harvest Crusades that are happening in a few weeks are being held not too far from my home in sunny Southern California. The Crusades is an excellent evangelistic outreach. I’ve had a chance to attend them and a chance to serve behind the scenes in preparation for the event. I just love seeing lost souls giving their hearts to Christ!
And I can’t help but think of you when I think of the Crusades. Odd? Yes, seeing how I’m sure the majority of those that I minister to here are already saved. But here’s the deal…
You have a purpose. You were created in the image of God and you were made to worship Him! But how does this truth relate to the Harvest Crusades, you ask?
Let me tell you.
For quite sometime now I’ve been sharing, encouraging, and equipping you in your marriage, if you’re married. And for the single sister, I’ve tried to point you to the Word and give you insight for when the potential suitor comes along. I do all of this for one reason.
So you can ultimately live a life that will bring glory to the Lord.
Our lives, our marriages, or our singleness should point the lost to Jesus Christ. The joy, hope, peace, love and forgiveness that we live out should look really attractive to someone who is hurting and lost, after all, we know the Savior!
So I think of you and your stories and your spiritual gifts and your influence and how all of it can touch someone who doesn’t know Jesus Christ. You were made for a purpose! God has called you by name. He’s working His plan in your life and He has need of you. You’re going to reach people that I’ll never be able to minister to. And people will relate to you that won’t relate to me.
Are you willing to be a worker who will help advance the Kingdom of God?
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matt. 9:37,38
God has given you and I differing gifts because there are differing needs in this world.
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 1 Cor. 12:18
So what I try to do here in this ministry is strengthen your walk with the Lord as well as to try to help you better your marriage or equip you in your singleness. I do this because it’s where God has called me. Your calling and passion will look different than mine because you and I are differing parts of the Body, but we all work together.
My heart is to pour into you so you can pour into others.
So I’ve got this project that’s been swirling in my heart and brain for a while now and I’m in the midst of putting it together. It’s kinda like a Marriage Crusade, yet it’s called, “31 Days to a Better Marriage”. It will be happening in the month of October, the month where bloggers write a series for 31 days. Well, I’m not interested in writing for 31 straight days because if I do, then my family life will be neglected as a result of this pursuit.:) So the Lord gave me this idea and I truly do believe it will make a radical difference in the lives of all who come here during that month!
Here’s the idea. I’m gathering up 31 bloggers who will each write one post on how to better your marriage. These wonderful ladies will be sharing some tips, encouraging stories, equipping you in your role as a Godly wife and/or just encouraging you to press on in your high calling as a Mrs. At the end of the series I’m going to put all of the posts together and then put it in an ebook that you can have for free.
How you can help in this project…
I know October is a way off but when the series starts and if you’re on social media will you be willing to share the posts across the internet? Some of the stories and tips shared can radically transform a marriage that is in desperate need of hope, comfort, or just for a gal to know she’s not alone. Even if you’re not on social media, you can share the series via email or tell a friend to hop on my site.
If you’re a blogger who writes on marriage from a Biblical perspective and you’d like to contribute to this project, then do me a favor and ‘friend’ me on Facebook and I’ll give you the details over there. Here’s the link for my account, which by the way is not the same as liking my page here.
As your life unfolds, as you go through storms, as God is refining you and shaping you, will you be a willing vessel who serves her Savior, because everybody ought to know about Jesus Christ.
Live a poured out life for Christ,
I didn’t know you live in Southern CA…so do I! I have lived her since I was a month old and love it. 🙂
I’m in the Inland Empire and have lived here my whole life!
I’m in San Diego…We should meet somewhere half way for lunch someday!
Thank you, Jolene, for all the wonderful posts you share on your blog. Thanks for hosting today.
Thank you, Judith, for linking up your wonderful posts! 🙂
Oh wow, I totally forgot about the 31 Day series, I participated last year. What an awesome idea you have! I would love to be one of your 31 bloggers if you have any openings left. I went ahead and “liked” you on facebook! Thanks for hosting today.
O.k., I think I “liked” the wrong page from what you wanted us to do. So I clicked on your link and it had me send you a “friend request,” which I did. So I am hoping I did it right, lol! 😉
What a beautiful idea you have for a devotional! I would love to participate, if there are openings left. I will hop over to your FB. Thanks for hosting this link up each week which I have so enjoyed.
Have a great Monday!
Great idea, Jolene! The idea of bringing together a bunch of bloggers gives folks a lot of different perspectives on the same subject.
If you have any openings, I’d love to participate too! I’ll see if I can link up to your FB page as well.
Since I have a FB for my blog and not a personal FB page, I can’t “friend” anyone, unfortunately. If you could email me the details, it would be appreciated.
And thanks for hosting such a great linky party!
This post is an excellent example of how your readers can tell you have such a passion for them. I love it! Your Heart and calling are so evident!
I love your 31 bloggers idea and can’t wait to read!
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