Crown of Rejoicing

prayingcross“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?”  I Thessalonians 2:19

Winning souls for the Lord is a joint effort.  When someone prays for a person, the Lord may direct someone else to invite that person to church.  A Sunday school teacher or a minister brings forth the Word of God in a way that convicts them of their need of a Saviour.

Someone from the congregation may speak a word of welcome and encouragement to let them know that Jesus loves them.  Others say a special prayer for them.  These things working together with the tug of the Spirit of God cause the person to commit their life to the Lord.

There is no greater reward than to see someone whom we have had even a small influence on, commit their life to the Lord.  How thrilling it is when we come in contact with them years later and see they are still living and working for the Lord.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus may I always be seeking a way that I may help some soul find You, and serve you fully.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

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