True love is to turn one’s eyes from self and what we may think we know about God and to look upward to Christ and then outward to those who are lost. This is the most important thing in life other than having our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our immediate family. Jesus’ purpose in life was to seek and to save those who were lost. His anointing upon men today is for that purpose. This is the message of the Great News of the Cross of Calvary.
Spurgeon’s comment of “I would sooner bring one sinner to Jesus Christ than unravel all the mysteries of the divine Word, for salvation is the one thing we are to live for” springs out of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
In my mind, after spending much time in prayer and seeking the will of the Father, I am to carefully spend my days living as a reflection of Christ and give witness to the love of God by demonstrating it to this lost and dying world. Living at a lower standard is denying someone of an opportunity to spend eternity with Jesus. If I get hung up seeking knowledge or pleasure, I miss opportunities to share Jesus with those who need God and my spiritual eyesight will be limited and self-centered. In limiting myself to seeking knowledge, I will have no mantle of the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon my life, but will have a self made covering of self-righteousness which appeals to my carnal mind and I will have carved out a cistern unto myself rather than the deep running waters of the eternal love of God which draws people to Jesus. Living water flows from a life of reading the word, prayer, obedience to God, being a faithful witness of faith in God, being totally yielded to the Holy Spirit and fasting to bring our flesh in submission to our spirit and the Holy Spirit of God.
The only way to show love to people is to get up and go to where they are in life and reach out to them with the simplicity of the Great News of Jesus Christ. This should be the burden and cry of our heart and focus of our life – to the marketplace of humanity.
This is your calling and mine. One cannot meet the requirements of the Great Commandment without seeking to actively fulfill the Great Commission. These two Great Declarations by Jesus are to be lived daily as we walk hand in hand with the Master. As we become one with the Christ, these statements made by Him become interwoven into the very fabric of our heart and life and we will walk with joy and peace as we reach out with full confidence to allow the Holy Spirit touch those who walk across our path during each day.