Do you have a long term, eternal view when praying for others?
Do you have a long term view when sharing the gospel?
Seems like because we life in an instant society, with fast food, high speed Internet and drive up cleaners. Instant oatmeal, microwaves and prepared meals have taken much of the work out of meal preparation. But what effect has that had on our Christian life? Do we expect microwave conversions? Instant acceptance of the Gospel?
I was reminded of this recently when I was discouraged about some fervent prayers I have been praying for years. Seems there has been no change in the situations. 🙁 But then I was convicted that I had the wrong time frame view. I wanted answers right away, I mean honestly I’ve waited years isn’t that enough? But then these prayers aren’t the sort that have a definite deadline to them. It isn’t like I was praying for a certain amount of money by the end of the month for a large bill. These were more along the salvation for others line. But that is an eternal goal!
See while it might make things easier for me and definitely would make them happier and improve their lives, the real goal is salvation. Not just a commitment card but true lasting, eternal salvation.