John 21:17 ESV
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.
After Jesus had been resurrected and was coming to his disciples; he began to prepare them for his departure once more. One of Jesus favorite things to do was to feed his followers. Peter was destitute and malnourished by the time Jesus came back from denying his messiah, his mentor, his own brother and best friend. He actually needed this starvation of spirit to know how much he needed to be fed and for his new need to feed those whom he was entrusted to bring into the kingdom. It is not simply enough to bring people to the cross, to convince those dying to call on the blood of Jesus sacrifice but for us to feed each other with spiritual food found in the word of God.
Not everyone can have the ministry of Billy Graham. Not everyone will be great soul winners. Not everyone will be gifted with a pastors speech. However I believe whole heartedly that if you ask to be given opportunity and ability to recognize when the time comes the spirit will lead you when you have come to the Lord’s table and have food to give. The greatest thing to me is that if the holy spirit leads those who read this blog will be fed. It is the greatest thing to me that even if I’ve made one friend and one disciple that I may not speak with daily or often that if that one person comes to me that I can feed their spirit in need. And if it pleases the lord he will bring more to me. It is not I who feeds but my willingness to let the lord do his great work through me. There is no greater thing in life to be called on by the lord and to be willing to be chosen. Let God feed you, allow him access to him, let Jesus dine with you. Love one another.