What Message Are You Sending?
John 17:06-20 (NLT)
6 “I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7 Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you,
8 for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.
9 “My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you.
10 All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory.
11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.
12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.
13 “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.
14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do.
17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.
19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.
I found myself speaking more about politics than about Jesus. I spoked more about the politicians than about Jesus.
There is a whole world waiting to be told about Jesus Christ. What message are you sending? Can people see the love of Christ in you? Are you waiting on someone else to do it because you don’t feel adequate? Are you too busy? Are you using social media to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ or are you using it to glorify yourself.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
It is time for all of us to take what we have learned and to teach others about Jesus.
God has made all of us unique for His Glory. Take what God has given to you and use it.
No more excuses. Use what you have been given.
It is Matthew 5:16 time.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (KJV)