EXCELLENTLY DO FIRST THINGS FIRST
BY: PASTOR ANDREW MUTONDORO
IST JULY 2017
It is important that we do not waste time and do business as usual but prioritise and work excellently with a sense of urgency and no procrastination. Excellently do first things, first.
Luke 9:62- Luke 10:1-2 (The Message Bible) Jesus said, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” Later the Master (Jesus) selected seventy and sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he intended to go. He gave them this charge:“What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask the God of the Harvest to send harvest hands.
In the above verses Jesus orders Christians not to waste time but to go and not only evangelise and win souls but to pray that more Christians will be moved to do soul winning. Create time today to pray that more Christians will be moved to evangelise and win souls. Organise your relatives and friends to create time to pray together either corporately or individually in prayer chains that every Christian will realise that soul winning is God’s number 1 business.
It is written in Luke 15:7 (Amplified Bible) that “ I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” You bring heaven to a standstill when you win a soul that repents.
Today is the 1st of July 2017, the beginning of the second half of the year, I encourage you personally to have a minimum vision to evangelise and win at least 20 souls in the 6 months to 31 December 2017(Vision 20-20, Vision20, V20 or whatever else you want to tag it). You can join forces with another brother or sister and go soul winning. (Vision20-20. Win them and make them become members of your local church so that they can fulfil God’s destiny for their lives. V20 translates to roughly winning minimum 3 souls per month. Do not pray and just invite 3 people to church in the month; pray and invite at least 15 every month.
When you win souls, you favour God’s righteous cause and He will give you grace to prosper and have luxuriant growth, significant attainments and persistent productivity in your life. Psalm 35:27 (New King James Bible) says “Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually,“Let the Lord be magnified,Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.””
Mark 10:29-30(Amplified Bible) Jesus said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, there is no one who has given up a house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, 30 who will not receive a hundred times as much now in the present age—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms—along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life.
In your family, relationships, business, work, studies, social time, etc let evangelism and soul winning be your lifestyle. Take new souls with you to church services this weekend and to every program of your local church.
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