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It: A Deep Craving to Reach the Lost

July 7, 2010

Here is post number two on my thoughts of the six characteristics of people who seem to have “it” taken from Craig Groeschel’s book “It: How Church Leaders Can Get It and Keep It”.

2. Craving to reach the lost

There can be no hunger to reach the lost when we are starving to feast on a life only for ourselves.

This definitely follows the encounter with God.  The more time we spend with Him, the more we become like Him, conformed into the image of Christ.  The more we become like Him, the more we will crave to reach the lost.  Jesus said that His mission was to seek and save the lost.  He in turn commanded the disciples to go into all the world and make disciples and to baptize them and to teach them to obey His commands.  Because He has empowered us with His presence, His Holy Spirit, we are to be His witnesses everywhere we go and as we go.

Being in the world and not of it is not a behavior issue, it is a new creation issue.

When we’ve encountered Him, we are no longer the same.  Therefore, it should follow that as we encounter one another, we would not be left the same.  Loving our neighbor would become an overflow of that new nature in us.  “He (God) will give you the desires of your heart” – your desires will be conformed to His.  This means that there will be a hunger to reach the lost.

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