I hear so many songs and testimonies which reveal a desperate desire for the drive/anointing to work the works of Jesus. Lyrics like “Jesus break my heart with what breaks Yours.”
This reveals a mistaken understanding of the witness’s position in Christ. He knows that he has made the confession; gone through the process of repentance unto life; become a new creation; received of the Spirit.
But what of the gumption, the motivation for selfless deeds and a real living out of the Sermon on the Mount?
Brother, Sister, it has been deposited in you to perform. Now don’t go running to the scale of a David Livingstone or Hudson Taylor. You have been placed by Providence where you are. There are hurting, searching ones at arm’s length. You will receive the inner nudge to go, to say and to do. Only believe. Stay immersed in the story and Spirit of Jesus. Ask in prayer for opportunities. Intercede for those within your knowledge.
And remember what Paul said. There is a “stink”, a savour about you that is the presence of Jesus. It attracts some for indefinable reasons. It repels others, imprisoned by lusts, pride or unbelief.
The job is underway. Where you’re at. Ya’ hear?
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? (2 Corinthians 2)