A Good Traveler Leaves No Tracks
For some Christians, the goal of life is to sneak into heaven incognito and leave no tracks. This is not my goal. I want to leave tracks. I want to have made a difference and made a statement. I want to compel people to see Jesus in what I say and what I do. I want to bear testimony with my life and my lips. As Joe Aldrich said, "I want to proclaim both the music of the gospel and the message of the gospel.” This is not accomplished by my willing it, but by the power of the Holy Spirit who indwells me. (“Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord of hosts.” Zech 4:6) It occurs as I surrender to the leading of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide me, fill me, and direct me in all my decisions moment by moment, in whatever situation I am in and whomever I am with.
However, that does not mean everyone will be happy or receptive to what I say and do. Speaking the truth in love is not always received well. But if love is as Dr.John Mitchell said, "sincerely wishing God’s very best for someone else and doing what you can to see it come about,” then we must not be surprised that the world might not always like what we say.
I am not in the business of keeping a salvation score or counting conversions. In fact, it is not about me it is about Him. But what I do know is that I do not want to preach what people want to hear, but what they cannot live without. Is that not what Paul desired when he proclaimed his purpose? ... That I might present every man complete in Christ. (Col. 1:28).
Serving Him with you
until He comes for us,