Wednesday, August 27, 2008



Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11

Acknowledging Christ as Lord is something we will all do one day. I rejoice in that and used to wonder if it would be something we would do individually or collectively. I acknowledge Him as Lord each time I pray, but what a privelege it would be to bow with everyone on earth and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, all to the glory of God!
Can you imagine? Not only Christians, but people who have mocked or denied God, finally acknowledging Him as Lord? Oh, the glory that will be brought to God to see His precious Son honored! My heart breaks each time I see Christ mocked or denied. I am not smug when I say that I'm looking forward to the day when I see Christ acknowledged as Lord, but humbled at the thought of what it will be like for those who have scorned Him.
Somehow, someway, we need to reach and reason with people and take every opportunity we can to witness to them before it is too late.
Witnessing is not one of my strong suits. But reaching out to others doesn't have to be about knocking on doors and going down the Romans Road of Salvation with them, although that's a good thing, if that's your gift!
REACH OUT
R - remember to pray for others.
E - encourage others by your daily walk with the Lord.
A - accept the opportunities God places before you to share Him.
C - care deeply and passionately for the lost.
H - help others in any way you can - even the small ways count!
O - open your eyes to see those who need the Lord.
U - utter His Word to them through song, prayer, a card, or a note.
T - talk with them - converse about *your* relationship with the Lord.
We just have to be on the lookout and be willing to reach out. Will I be able to say I never let an opportunity pass me by?
I will reach out to others more and more, realizing that I'd rather be confessing You as Lord with fellow Christians than non-believers who I had the opportunity to share You with but never did. May I never miss an opportunity to share my faith in ways that please You and honor You. May you give me the words to say and the grace to live this life so that others may come to a saving knowledge of You through me. May I be willing, Lord, to reach out.

WFW is hosted by Amydeanne each Wednesday. Please visit her and also the other ladies who have posted. You will be blessed, indeed!

21 comments:

Earthmommy said...

This was a beautiful post. What an amazin, exciting visual, every person on Earth bowing in humility before our Lord!

Joyfull said...

Gorgeous picture and verse proclaiming the power and authority of Jesus. I absolutely loved the Reach Out and the practical ways to be a blessing and share God's love with others. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Wonderful post! I will be singing that song all day :) Have a great day my friend! Enjoy the sunshine we've got today!!!

hip chick said...

What a great verse to go with that picture. The picture really makes the verse come alive.

Melanie said...

I love the acronymn you shared for REACH OUT! Good stuff!

Happy WFW!

Lisa said...

Great photo and verse! May we all reach out to others before it is too late. Wonderful post!

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie Ann...I can see how we were on the same line of thought...but this is EXCELLENT...
perfect for my new meme...even though you admit that it's hard for you...you have done it clearly
right here. Great acronym! You are so creative! Loved your photo and Philipians verse & YOUR Vision!!!
I'm extremely blessed! Thank you for your visit! If you get the chance link this one up for my new meme on Monday! I believe it fits GREAT! Thanks for your visit!

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie Ann...I can see how we were on the same line of thought...but this is EXCELLENT...
perfect for my new meme...even though you admit that it's hard for you...you have done it clearly
right here. Great acronym! You are so creative! Loved your photo and Philipians verse & YOUR Vision!!!
I'm extremely blessed! Thank you for your visit! If you get the chance link this one up for my new meme on Monday! I believe it fits GREAT! Thanks for your visit!

Kristen said...

I am with you sister! What a day it will be when EVERY knee will bow!
Goreous picture - took my breath away!

ellen b said...

May we all keep Jesus High and lifted up in our hearts and minds...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I long for that day, when Jesus Christ is honored by ALL of humanity...

Jill said...

Laurie Ann,

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Thank you more for being obedient and posting all that you shared today! May we ALL REACH OUT trusting in Him to go before us to share His love with everyone!

Blessings,
Jill

Kristi said...

One day...I can hardly wait for that day. Beautiful picture, post, and words from the heart. Blessings to you!

Denise said...

Such a beautiful, and precious post my friend.

Rebecca said...

Your picture reminds me of Hinds Feet in High Places. I can only imagine meeting Jesus there. Beautiful.

Homesteader in Training said...

I love that verse you put from Philippians. It is one of my favorites. Your posts are always so wonderful and this one is just that. So true so true. I wouldn't want to be one that has scorn our Lord and Savior. It hurts me as well to see people mock Him. Great post my friend.
Blessings to you!

crittyjoy said...

beautiful photo and wonderful verse. Thank you for sharing your thoughts today and encouraging me to reach out.

Blessings.

Nancie said...

Lovely picture and very encouraging verses! Thanks for the reminder to pray and reach out to others. Love the acronymn you shared for REACH OUT. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a blessed day!

God Chaser said...

Amen Amen, I rejoice at the thought of us all recognizining and praise Jesus as Lord and God as God. thanks be Blessed

Cheryl said...

Laure Ann,

Love your REACH OUT! No wonder you are getting these little awards right and left. I can see Christ just pouring out of you!

Thanks for sharing!

Been missing you!

Cheryl

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Beautiful picture and good thoughts! Thanks for sharing!