THE STORY OF JESUS: John 17:13-19
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” (John 17:18)
God sent Jesus into the world for a purpose: to seek and to save the lost.
Jesus lived as a human in order to show the world what humans should be like.
He lived WITH, LIKE and FOR God in the, as a child of God ought to live.
By living as Adam and refusing Satan, Jesus reclaims Adam’s throne.
We are invited to accept His victory on our behalf, and to stand with Him.
But not just to stand WITH Him, but to live LIKE Him, and go FOR Him.
As God sent Jesus into the world to live this way, Jesus sends us.
This is our mission; like Jesus, we are to seek and to save the lost.
We are to show the world the way humans ought to live – with the Spirit’s help.
In your home, with your neighbours, at your school, in your workplace.
Wherever we are, we are sent… sent for a purpose.
Today the Spirit is helping me to refuse Satan, and to reflect Jesus.
This will make me different from others, or at least it ought to.
As a Jesus follower, am I reflecting Jesus wherever I am, wherever I go?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, everything I say and do will either reflect well or poorly on You. Help me to remember that wherever I am, I’ve been sent there for a purpose – to show the world Who You are, and why You matter!