Thursday, January 21, 2010
You Do Your Part, Let God Do His Part
Saving people is God's work. He does use us in the process, but it's God's work.
Our part is to systematically put ourselves into opportunities to connect with not-yet believers and let them see Christ in. Verbally and non-verbally express our faith, and testify to God's goodness.
Don't measure yourself by numbers of people saved, but by your faithfulness to be available and used by God.
All believers are responsible for making disciples:
-- For people who have received Christ, and are now believers, our responsibility is to develop them in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
-- For not-yet believers, the process of discipleship starts *before* salvation. If that sounds crazy, think about this: it certainly did for Jesus' 12 disciples!
Again, work for creating opportunities for the Gospel to flow.