‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ So the master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.’ Luke 14:21-23 NLT
The master said “GO!” He invited the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame, the completely lost, and the hidden. This is the heart that our Master in Heaven, Jesus, has towards the lost and broken of this world. He does not demand that they come before Him in a perfect condition, or even an average condition. Rather, He desires that when He calls they will come running no matter the state in which they may be. As His servants, it is our responsibility to go out into the world around us and invite those that are lost and broken into a perfect and peace-filled relationship with Jesus. There is always more room in the kingdom of God and we are to never stop reaching out to the world around us and leading others into relationship with our awesome God!
It is easy to get caught up in the routine of life, which is why it is important to constantly be asking yourself, “Am I entering into relationships in which I am leading others to Christ? Am I aware of my surroundings and looking for opportunities to reach others with the hope that a life with Jesus offers? As the Lord’s servant, do my goals and plans for my life line up with His call on my life?”
Lord, I pray that You will align my mind to that of Yours. I pray that You will speak to me with clarity and open my eyes to see those around me the way You see them. I pray that my heart will break for what breaks Yours and that I will not be afraid to stop, slow down, and take time to let You speak through me to the lost and broken of this world. I give my life to Your call, Lord, and am happy for You to use my life to further Your name. Amen.
Sarah Mazur, Worship Team Member
North Braddock Campus