There are three-step programs and seven step and 12 step systems and incredibly fancy charts and graphs that seem all to make sense and start with a biblical mandate and end with one.
Jesus said He was seeking the lost, and as He said it, there was a note that the lost – in this case represented by Zacchaeus – was looking for Him. That is really what happened with Jesus wasn’t it? He was in the desert – the people came there – He was in a house – they broke up the roof – He crossed the lake – they camped out because they knew He had to come back there again. Looking for Jesus.
Then yesterday, in my own mission of SIM (Serving in Mission) we were shown a draft of our new case statement – a declaration of who we are. I went crazy – because there in black in white, with a number of bulleted points, were descriptive elements of what we want people to see when they look at a SIM missionary. I was so excited – for when people see Jesus in us, we have no fear of having to seek, we will be sought out.
My walk with Jesus just became a bit more of an adventure. Will my walk with Him cause others to seek the Jesus that I follow – I pray that is so.
- He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. (Luke 19:3) (twgdailydevotionals.wordpress.com)