6 Month Invite

3 10 2013

If you could look into the future and see the results of your investment of time and energy, wouldn’t it be easier if you knew the outcomes?

I sure would like that! Most of the time, however, we do not know the specifics of what the future holds, but we can be confident that we are not wasting our time and energy. Here is what the Apostle Paul says about this:

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58, ESV

I have seen this truth lived out in our  church and just have to share it! One of our church family began investing into the life of a co-worker 6 months ago! Patiently and consistently he walked with his co-worker, gently pointing him towards Jesus and inviting him to join us for a Sunday service. A guest speaker, pro-skater Brian Sumner, offered just the opportunity and the co-worker gathered with us this past Sunday! It took insight to foresee the opportunity, boldness to make the invite, and planning to be free to personally drive the co-worker to the service. Six months ago, the outcome was unknown but God blessed the investment!

Church, know that your investment into the lives of those who do not know Jesus is not in vain, whether you see salvation or not! I encourage you to look for those people who you have the opportunity to invest in, and be encouraged by this example…your investment may be a 6 month invite!

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