Word of God Church presents....
Gratitude:UnFiltered "Committed to Caring"
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C5...Committed to Caring
C5 stands for Committed to Caring. Once again, let’s look to Jesus as our example.
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
When you look at the multitudes who are weary and scattered, are you moved? Are you committed to caring about those who don’t know the Lord? When Jesus was moved by compassion for these people, what specifically was He moved to do?
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
It is the compassion of Jesus that moves the gospel toward the lost. Now you may not feel very compassionate toward sinners and ungodly people. But that is exactly the reason why you need to commit to the C5 vision. You need to envision the compassionate Savior so that you can become like Him in caring for others.
Notice that this passage from the book of Matthew does not stop with the Lord’s prayer request for laborers. It goes on to say...
And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Compassion is the foundation of the miraculous. Many people today are seeking after signs and wonders. Some seem almost desperate to see a demonstration of the miraculous. But the questions is, Why? Do they want it for the excitement? For the notoriety? For the sheer thrill of it? Or do they want it because they have been moved with compassion for those in need?