Sunday, September 06, 2015
Hello to all!
I am still trying to work on blogging on here more often. Life is full, and there are many things to share with you all here!
My main burden I feel on my heart today is the urgency of Jesus' Second Coming. Yes, our jobs and careers are important. The day-to-day responsibilities that we have are also important. Let us not get so busy and caught up with the cares of this world and of life that we forget the ultimate goal of heart preparation for Heaven and sharing Jesus' with others.
Yesterday, I visited the Nashville First SDA church. I was very blessed and encouraged by Pastor Melvin Santos' message, "Deployed by the Holy Spirit"
Here is a paraphrase of some of things he shared and my thoughts and reflection about it:
God has given us the command to go and make disciples. Go and help other people. Are you willing to say,"Lord use me"? - The Holy Spirit will deploy you." -Pastor Santos.
This message called me to examine my own heart. Am I allowing the cares of this world to take away time from doing what I need to do to prepare myself and others for Jesus' Second Coming? Is there something that I keep delaying to do? Please let's not allow circumstances and time to get in the way of finishing the work and preparing for Jesus' Second Coming. Time is running out! God is calling people to enlist in His service!
Application: This is how I want to daily apply this message in my own life and in preparing for Jesus' Second Coming.
1. Share GLOW tracts with others. Spreading the messages of truth through literature with others.
Goal: Share 25-40 tracts a week in gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and parks. Make a special effort to spread several in parks near the churches that I attend.
2. Give Bible studies!
I am a certified Bible worker and there is no greater joy then giving Bible studies to others! I need to strategize on getting Bible study leads and finding those who are hungering for truth.
3. Become earnest in evangelistic efforts.
The Nashville First SDA church is having an evangelistic series Oct. 2-31. I am planning on attending and participating in the meetings.
Comprehensive urban evangelism is another passion of mine and for Nashville.
Goals: (a) Spread flyers in the Goodlettsville/Millersville/Madison area to promote the meetings.
Bring a friend to the meetings.
(b) Start a group in the Nashville metro area that focuses on comprehensive urban evangelism.
4. Start an ARME A-unit Bible study group.
This has been a dream of mine, especially for young adults in the greater Nashville area.
The Bible study would have a focus on preparing people for Jesus' Second Coming including Scripture memorization, and studying Bible prophecy or topics relevant to what is occurring in the world.
Goal: Invite 4-5 young people in the Nashville metro area to the Bible study meetings. Start the meetings in the beginning of November. Use ARME A-unit materials for the Bible study. Focus on Scripture memorization.
I am going to share weekly updates with you, it will be a part of my own accountability.
Oh, please give me a heart dear Jesus to share you with others. May we be ready for your Second Coming and Kingdom!