Who does God want to encounter through you today?
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!” — John 17:20-24
The other day I awoke to spend time with the Lord. As I often do, I went for a run and worshipped the Lord through music. As I was running I said to those I passed, “Good morning, Jesus loves you.” I do this regularly. To some this may seem strange, but for others I see them receive God’s love.
As I began my run home I felt the Lord direct me to a cafe whose outdoor dining area was full of couples eating breakfast. I felt the whisper of the Lord, tell them ALL about my love. I kept running…
But God kept whispering and so I soon turned around and headed back to that café. “I’m sorry to interrupt your morning everyone,” I projected across the patio. “I want to tell you that Jesus loves you all so much. I was a drunk suicidal young man but now I love my life thanks to Jesus. I know that’s not always a popular message, but Jesus loves you so much and I wanted you to know that.”
One man sincerely thanked me for what I had said. I could tell that he was a believer, and my prayer was that he too would now be inspired to share his faith publicly if he isn’t doing so already. Others looked away and pretended not to hear, though I know they heard His name loud and clear.
People often wonder how I can be so bold. I do too! Trust me, I was scared and that’s why I kept running. But I have learned over the years that obedience is the highest offering I can give my Lord.
Who might God want to encounter through you today? Who may God be wanting to use for your own divine encounter with Him?
Jesus, thank you for the good news of your love. Father, give your church boldness to share Jesus’ love with the world. Through our love and by sharing this message, may the world know that you sent Jesus. Amen.
Prayer Points for May 2021
1. Pray for Revival and Transformation for Australia
2. Pray for 1 Billion people worldwide to hear the Gospel
3. Share the Good News of Jesus with 5 people
Andrew Scarborough serves as an Evangelist and Revivalist and a Life and Leadership Coach. Andrew currently serves as the National Ministry Director for Youth For Christ Australia, and is the founder of Awaken the Valley, a ministry aimed at reaching the lost and reviving the found for Jesus. Andrew also serves the Canberra Declaration and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting and has a passion for Christ to be central in our nation. He is also the author of two books, “Hater to Healer”, and “Where Rivers Flow”. Andrew has been married to his beautiful wife Joyce for 9 years, and they have three children, Sean, Abigail and Evan.
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