During the holiday season, it is easy to think about things: activities, travel, gifts, what we will wear, and the list goes on. However, the most important priority is the spirit and soul of people. People need salvation through accepting Jesus Christ in their hearts, comfort, love, strength, joy and prayer during this season. The outer things don’t last, but the spirit and soul are eternal. God trusted me with the blog to encourage people in their relationship with Jesus and bringing souls into the kingdom of God. In this season, let us focus more on the soul of a person, not what is on the outside.
Isaiah 61:1-3 Living Translation: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the suffering and afflicted. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted, to announce liberty to captives, and to open the eyes of the blind. 2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of God’s favor to them has come, and the day of his wrath to their enemies. 3 To all who mourn in Israel he will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness. For God has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for his own glory.
The parable of the good samaritan Luke 10 :30-37:30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Our life does not consist of the abundance of things we possess (Luke 12:15). We came here with nothing and we can’t take anything with us. But we can make a difference through loving people, giving to those who are in need, testifying about the goodness of God in our lives, and using our gifts for the glory of God to manifest heaven on earth. The only thing we can take with us are souls into the kingdom of God. People do not remember how much you have, but how you treated them. The most important thing we should be known for is love.
Think about the souls, not the clothes!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me a purpose for your kingdom. God, I repent for getting so caught up in things in my own life that I pass others by who really are in need. God you have anointed me to encourage others and help those who are in need. Help me to love like you love and share Jesus which is the greatest gift that I can give anyone. Thank you for loving me even when I do not deserve it. In Jesus name! Amen.