“And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.” (Romans 15:29)
The question every Christian needs to ask is whether they want a full blessing or just part of one. The response would, no doubt, be that they desire a full blessing. Unfortunately, more Christians settle for much less when they should seek much more. The fullness of blessing is only attained as you give Christ the proper place in your life. You can only expect the appropriate blessing as you have time and opportunity to “fit” Him in.
Here are some things one needs to consider as he evaluates his life to receive the fullness of His blessings. Consider first the love of God. Love is a hard thing for the mind to grasp and define. However, you learn what love is as you realize God’s love for mankind by sending His only begotten Son to be man’s Redeemer. As that love is settled in your heart, then you develop His love for a lost and dying world, which leads to a conviction to take the Gospel message to “whosoever hath ears to hear.” Secondly, consider the knowledge of Who Christ really is. To simply possess the knowledge that Christ is real is not quite enough. You must put your knowledge of Christ into action, letting it translate into your daily life that proclaiming the Gospel message is vital to man’s eternal existence. Lastly, consider whom you desire to please. Man often looks to another man for approval. I, as a pastor, am greatly impressed with Christians who desire to win souls and then go and do it, but it is not the pastor whose approval you should seek. It is wrong to look at another person and find satisfaction that you are doing more than he or she, or that you “aren’t as bad,” or that you’re “more spiritual.” You must live your life as acceptable unto the Lord. Is the Lord pleased that you are what He wants you to be and not what you want to be?
The thing that separates good Christians from great Christians is that great Christians are soulwinners. Thus, soulwinners have a fullness of blessing awaiting them.Pastor H. Preston Parker