Love Encounter

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I've had a love encounter. A serious, on my face, I'm going to never be the same, love encounter. This comes with the season of letting this previous gentlemen go and realizing, "I don't have to have it all together," { I mean, if we are being really real this is coming from a girl who had three beers last night...}

I say all this to say, welcome to the new me. How often have we allowed other things to define who we are. Want to know what I want to define me? The gospel.

I'm tired of a culture that is comfortable with porn being blasted, homosexuality being blasted, and sin being blatantly produced, no, mass produced and celebrated. This love is bigger. My God is bigger and He doesn't want you to sit in it any longer.

For me, this does not mean that life is roses. I'm sorry, (no, not really} I naturally tend to see the war and battle side of life. It's something that I'm grateful for because it keeps my spirit sharp when it comes to spiritual warfare. We are in spiritual warfare. Having a love encounter doesn't instantly take sin and your issues away but it does give you a desire to be....different. You have to want Jesus.

So, meet the new Meg. I was so bold about other issues before but now I'm bold about one thing. JESUS. I don't want to watch others fall; I refuse to let my neighbor go to hell if I could have said something, introduced them to someone that could have prevented them. When you are with your lover, your significant other, and you bring them to a party you don't shove them in the corner and don't introduce them. You walk around, proud, hoping everyone gets to meet them. Why are you not doing the same for Christ?

Find your voice. Don't allow the temptation of being quiet to come in and hinder you. Being quiet on the gospel is the exact opposite of what Jesus is asking of us! How can we gain a passion for spreading this good news and winning others to Christ in these difficult days when there are so many who oppose our work every step of the way? It starts by having Jesus Christ front and center in our own lives. Indeed, our passion for winning souls will increase as our passion for Christ Himself and our walk with Him becomes stronger.

If you are questioning why you don't have the passion, the drive, to share, then re-examine your walk. Something is off. A lifeline is off because the Jesus I know fills me Gives me passion,

The most enthusiastic laborers I know are those who have a heart that is on fire for Christ, and this should actually be easy when we consider the magnitude of what our sinless Savior did for us at the cross {BOLD!}. His willing acceptance of death on our behalf cured us from our terminal disease (sin) and saved us from an unfathomable eternity in Hell. What could make us more passionate if not that?

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