John 6:37 (NASB) All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
I met him at a men's conference, and the more we spoke, the more I realized that he was truly living the gospel. His name was Paul. He was attending the conference with a few of his roommates. Paul was a factory worker whose wife had died; he didn’t have any children, but lived in a large house. He began to take in homeless men. Men who had fallen on hard times, and he began to minister to their needs. He gave them food, shelter, helped them find a job. He was truly living the gospel. Today's verse speaks that all that our Father in Heaven gives to Jesus will come to Him, and the ones that come to Jesus will not be cast out. In talking with Paul, I asked him how many men he had living with him. His reply was simple, "All of them. Anyone who comes to my door will not be turned away.” I wanted to know more about Paul and what he was doing, but he didn't want to share any more than he had. He didn't want the notoriety that sometimes comes when stories like this are told. I prayed with him, and he went on his way. I wonder, as I think back on this man, if I am living the gospel as he is. I wonder if you are, and I wonder if we all could be doing more to share the love of Christ.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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