Proverbs 11:30 says the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.
In Matthew 17:24-27 is a well known story. Jesus was asked to pay
temple tax so He told Peter to go to the sea, cast in a hook, take the
first fish that comes up and open its mouth. He told him to use the
money found in the mouth of the fish to pay the bill. The question is
why could Jesus not pay the bill from His pocket or take some from the
money bag to pay the bill? We know from reading John 12:6 that Jesus and
His disciples had a money bag from which they took money to take care
of the poor. Why the need to go all the way to the sea to catch a fish
that has money in its mouth?
Jesus did this to teach His disciples of the importance of evangelism.
When we talk of fishing we know biblically fishing symbolizes
evangelizing. Jesus was trying to tell His disciples that for every fish
they catch for Him, there is gold in its mouth. For every soul we win
for Jesus we get gold. When I began to go to church my attendance was
terrible. I will go this Sunday and will not go for another couple of
Sundays which was my routine back then. There was this particular sister
who kept on encouraging me and my attendance improved. After a while I
began to witness about Christ. It was in the course of witnessing I met
an unemployed Muslim sister. I began to witness to her but I was not
making progress at all. I spoke to a brother about this and he told me I
needed to show her Jesus cares by first caring for her and assisting
her. I did as I was advised, on my way to our weekly church service I
called this sister (Muslim) to meet me after church that I have
something to give to her. While the service was going on in the church,
the Holy Spirit began to tell me to give the money to the sister that
used to encourage me to come to church when I first joined. I put the
money in an envelope and gave it to her. On my way home I met with the
Muslim sister and assisted her with some money too. As I was opening the
door to my house my phone rang and when I checked, it was this sister
from church. When I picked it up, she began to cry and thank me. I was
deeply touched , i knew God had touched her in a way she never expected.
She prayed and prayed and prayed for me. I did not know what she was
going through and she did not mention it but what if she had not
encouraged me to come to church regularly, would the Lord have been able
to use us (me) to meet her needs? I do not know how many people God has
sent to her on that day that has refused but one thing I know was that
day God gave her gold for witnessing to me. Proverbs 11:30 says he that
wins soul is wise. Please witness about Jesus, you never know who you
will win for Jesus. That person may be the key to solve a particular
problem or breakthrough in your life.
PRAYER POINT: Father make me an incurable soul winner.