Explore below the one soul God wants to reach through you!
Remember when you started following Jesus? Did anyone in particular play a significant role?
Take a moment to pray that God would lead you to others who need Him.
Heavenly Father, thank You that even while I was lost in sin, You sought me and found me. I pray that You would lead me to people that don't know Jesus and use me to communicate to them the good news of freedom from sin and eternity with You. As You have a heart for those who don't know You, give me that same heart. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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"Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance." Luke 15:7 (ESV)
One of the most effective ways to build up the church is for every person to reach one soul at a time.
Take a moment to consider what this means practically in your daily life.
Spend a few minutes thinking about specific people in your life that may not know what it means to be a follower of Jesus (e.g., co-workers, neighbors, friends, family members).
Think for a minute what it would mean for them if they did follow Jesus.
Write down three practical steps you could take daily or weekly to build your own awareness of opportunities that God puts in front of you to talk about Jesus (e.g., quick morning prayer asking for an opportunity).
Think about at least one person that may be receptive to sharing about why you started to follow Jesus.
Jesus knew that if He didn't act, we would end up in eternal death and separation from God.
Take a moment to consider your commitment to Jesus and its eternal impact.
I commit to regularly pray for one person (your 'one soul'), that the Holy Spirit would soften his or her heart and teach him or her the truth of Jesus.
I commit to listen to God and do what He says as He uses me to help that person meet, know, and follow Jesus.
I will commit to continue to pray, discover, commit, and grow in my mission to make disciples of Jesus.
"We want to see great numbers come to faith in Jesus and see a city revived in His powerful name. The best way to accomplish this is for every follower of Jesus to reach one person at a time."