Thought of the day:

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” Matthew 25:31-32 NKJV

We have to ask ourselves, are we a sheep or a goat?

When we look at this passage in it’s entirety, we learn that those whom He considers sheep, are the ones who are selfless. They are the ones who don’t seek gain and are willing to help others. They are not seeking for notoriety but that others may be taken care of. They are the ones who are sharing His Love with others that they may know Christ. Their reward? Eternity in Heaven with Him.

The ones that are considered goats are the ones who have no regard for others. They don’t lend a hand to someone who might be hurting. They don’t show love or compassion. If they do, it’s for their own gain and glory. They are not sharing The Gospel with others and are seeking profitable gain only for themselves. Their reward? Eternity in the outer darkness where there’s weeping and gnashing of teeth.

We need to be willing to help others, even when it’s hard. If we proclaim that we follow Christ, we need to show it to others so that they know Him too. The idea to do so shouldn’t be just because of the reward we will receive, but because He showed His Love to us and we should want others to experience that as well. It in turn shows our love to Him as well as to others.

Let’s learn to be more like sheep and show His Love to others.

(Quick note: To be a sheep of Christ is not at all the idea of being a sheep who just follows a crowd. Allowing Him to be your Shepherd is allowing Him to Protect, Guide, Provide for, and Love you. This is how we learn to grow in our relationship with Him.)

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.

It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it.

We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already. If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know.

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Any scripture referenced here is taken from New King James Version (NKJV) unless otherwise noted

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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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