“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?” Matthew 18:12, Amplified.
One day as I was looking at Facebook, I came across a post from one of my cousins, who had some posts about no one cares, his problems and what he’s going through. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said that’s who I want you to go after. You’re so focused on strangers, but you have someone that needs Me right in your midst.
There is a place for witnessing to people you don’t know to help or witness to, but God simplifies ministry, directing us to go after those that are already close to us that need Him–our family. You’ve been divinely connected to them. There are those already that you have an open door to, that if you slow down, watch and pray, He will show you someone that is in your midst to share Christ with, to share God’s love to, to simply encourage or meet a need.
Some men in your family need your time, and some need sound wisdom on how to successfully live their lives. Some have been giving up on and forgotten, and God wants you to step in and say He hasn’t.
I challenge you in this season to on purpose go after your family.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Thank You for simplifying ministry. Help me to minister to my family. Show me at least one to encourage and be a blessing to. Help me to love my family and go after them. You are with Me! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Acts 1:8, 1 Timothy 2:4-6, 1 Corinthians 13:8, Colossians 4:3