Do you need a jolt to stir up your love and compassion for the lost? For those far from Christ? Those who are empty and acting out of their own pain, hurt and trauma? It’s easy get busy with our own lives and challenges and become immune to those around us. If needed, ask the Lord to stir up a genuine love for the lost in your heart as you read today’s blog.
A Word: “Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” Luke 15:1-2, NLT
I have always loved and been challenged by this passage in Luke 15. The people who were drawn to listen to Jesus were people far from God, the lost, the tax collectors and notorious sinners. What was it that made Jesus so winsome? How can I be more like Jesus? What changes do I need to make?
A Song: I’m gonna take you back … way back! I have a playlist of songs to keep me stirred up to love and reach out to the lost and these are straight out of the 70’s and 80’s! They’ve been keeping me stirred up for over 50 years… (yikes!)
Your soul might have to get past the style of music, but I hope these songs stir up your heart with His love — maybe you’ll see the people around you in a different light. Enjoy these 3 songs …
Which Way the Wind Blows, by Second Chapter of Acts - Classic, heartfelt!
Don’t You Wish You Had the Answers, by Keith Green - Stirs compassion!
Prodigal Son Suite, by Keith Green - Long intro and song, so worth it!