So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 21:15-17 (KJV)
— Agent – a person or business authorized to act on another’s behalf.
— Change – to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.
Does change just happen? No, it does not. In every instance when one form, substance, situation or relationship experiences change it is due to something else coming in contact with it. My question to you is this: is anything changing for the good because of you? This is important to examine because that is why we are here. Jesus told Simon Peter to “Feed my sheep”; but this was not for him alone; it is for everyone that will pick up the title of Believer through faith in our Lord.
Recognizing this, we must be willing to ask some tough questions of ourselves. For instance:
— Why am I here?
— Do I make a difference?
— Am I part of the problem or solution?
The answers to these questions can only be answered by each individual and even then we may need revelation from the Lord to answer truthfully. However, the answer to each should point to us being a light in a very dark place for the Glory of the Lord!
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
If we understand properly, we must be willing to do what we have been waiting for God to do. Instead of praying for the Lord to “do something”, why don’t we do it! He left us here as His representatives or agents. So, in the absence of leadership, let us stand up, stop complaining, get direction from God, and show people what Godly leadership look like. In a time of the absence of real love and far too much fear, may the world be able to see us as real examples of God’s love and faithfulness.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
What’s great about the whole thing is that God is inside us giving the power to carry out His Will in the earth. He is with you right now and He absolutely will never leave us alone and powerless; He just wants us to stand up to be counted and say: ‘here I am…you can use me!’ God will take you right where you are and use you with whatever you have now. Don’t sell yourself short, you are the “righteousness of God” right here, right now and He is in you now.
Therefore, as agents of change, we must become God-inside minded and understand it is He that is working through us to carry out His Will here on earth… “as it is in heaven.”Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries Click logo to listen to podcast
- Isaiah 48:10 I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction (calvinistview.com)
- Lovest Thou Me ? C. H. Spurgeon (revivalandreformation.wordpress.com)