Read Luke 19:1-10
The Father is seeking worshipers; the Spirit is seeking His fruit in our lives; and the Son is seeking the lost. This is why He came, and this is why He died.
Someone has to seek after sinners simply because they are lost! Andrew went to find his brother Simon (Jn 1:41); and some concerned soul-winner had to come to find you and me.
The Lord Jesus found lost sinners everywhere He went. He found them by the seashore, at the dinner table, in the synagogue–and even up a tree! Of course, the sinner does not realize he is lost, but that makes his plight even worse. “All we like sheep have gone astray” (Is. 53:6).
Are you walking with the Saviour and seeking the lost? Do you have a sincere burden for souls? Witnessing and soul-winning are not activities that we turn on and off like a radio; they are burdens that control our lives every minute of the day. There are opportunities to witness for Christ presented to us daily. How many lost people we could lead to Christ if only we really cared!
Here is a suggestion: in your daily devotional time, as the Lord to make you a soul-winner and to use you that day to speak to someone about Christ. Then, watch for His leading. It will amaze you as you watch the Lord go before you to prepare the way. And it will bless you as you seek the lost and bring them to Christ.
One of the best ways to “follow His steps” is to go with Him seeking the lost.
(Copyright, Warren W. Wiersbe. First appeared in Thoughts for Men on the Move. May not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the author.)
Dr. Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019) was an internationally known Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He graduated in 1953 from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. While attending seminary, he was ordained as pastor of Central Baptist Church in 1951 and served until 1957. From September 1957 to 1961, Wiersbe served as Director of The Literature Division for Youth for Christ International. From 1961 to 1971 he pastored Calvary Baptist Church of Covington, Kentucky south of Cincinnati, Ohio. His sermons were broadcast as the “Calvary Hour” on a local Cincinnati radio station. From 1971 to 1978, He served as the pastor of Moody Church in Chicago 1971 to 1978. While at Moody Church he continued in radio ministry. Between August 1979 and March 1982, he wrote bi-weekly for Christianity Today as “Eutychus X”, taught practical theology classes at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and wrote the course material and taught a Doctor of Ministry course at Trinity and Dallas Seminary. In 1980 he transitioned to Back to the Bible radio broadcasting network where he worked until 1990. Dr. Wiersbe became Writer in Residence at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids and Distinguished Professor of Preaching at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In his lifetime, Dr. Wiersbe wrote over 170 books—including the popular Be series, which has sold over four million copies. Dr. Wiersbe was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA).