The question I hope to put into play is this: “Shouldn’t self-giving be one way we as Jesus-believers say ‘THANKS?’” Afterall, hear these clear words of Jesus recorded in Luke 6:38 (MSG) “Give away your lives!”
So, if we claim to be Jesus-like, and do not give away our lives, aren’t we really frauds? We can say we love Jesus and are grateful to God for giving away His Son for our forever benefit, but if we do not serve other souls, are we really telling the truth?
John 4 is on my mind. The thirsty-souled woman that Jesus purposely encountered at Jacob’s Well proved her true thanksgiving to her Savior-Messiah by returning to her village of Samaria and sharing about her new-found Living Water, yes, she shared about her encounter with Jesus Himself, with everyone. As a result of her genuine gratitude, the whole community came out to Jesus and placed their faith in Him. Jesus served her soul, satisfaction, and so she served/shared with the souls around her. What a beautiful response and outcome!
Thanks for listening. Let’s be Jesus-believers who are marked by giving — giving away our lives to touch other souls in need of knowing our Savior as their own.
“Worship Only God!” Rev. 22:9 NLT