I got home from running this morning and opened my Bible before the rest of the family got up. Steven Furtick was preachin’ at my through my headphones as I ran. He is going through Romans 8, so I opened my Bible there and began reading.
When I turned the page, I looked over at Romans 9 and saw a passage I underlined…
For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. (verse 3)
I heard Francis Chan preach a message about this passage a while back, and that is when I wrote the following next to it…
My prayer too?
I get troubled when I read that statement, because I don’t think I’m quite there.
Right above this passage, Paul talks about his “great sorrow and unceasing anguish” in his heart.
- Do I grieve for souls to be saved?
- Is my heart truly broken for the lost?
- How many times have I had the opportunity to share my faith and been too afraid of what people would think of me?
- Is eternal life for the perishing not enough for me to give up some comfort?
I thank God for His Word, and how it shows me, time and time again, how badly I needed what Christ did for me on that cross.
People are dying and going to hell EVERY DAY. May I be used by God today to share my faith with one person.