DON'T GIVE UP ON PEOPLE
I am never in a hurry. I know the process required for each heart to respond to My love. Even when a person is about to breathe their last, I am beckoning them to Me. If I gave up My own Son to come to earth to die, don’t you think I am continually reaching out to those that are lost? For there is no greater desire in My heart than to restore mankind to Myself.
Never give up on a person, regardless of what it looks like in the natural. Though you may not see change, I can see what is going on below the surface. As in nature, the roots must be restored to life before they will ever manifest above the surface. Dead things must be pruned away before new life can spring forth.
Allow the dying process to happen. For just as the pruning process leaves a tree looking bare and lifeless, when spring returns, the tree will overflow with new life, even greater than before. It is My way in the natural, so it is in the spiritual.
Therefore, do not give up on people, because you do not know what is going on below the surface. Offer grace, love, hope and joy to those that are parched and in need of Living Water. No one is too far gone for My love. Jesus is still the Resurrection and the Life and His specialty is bringing dead things to life!
John 11:21-26, 40-44 New Century Version (NCV)
21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you anything you ask.”
23 Jesus said, “Your brother will rise and live again.”
24 Martha answered, “I know that he will rise and live again in the resurrection on the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die. 26 And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Martha, do you believe this?”
40 Then Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
41 So they moved the stone away from the entrance. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you heard me. 42 I know that you always hear me, but I said these things because of the people here around me. I want them to believe that you sent me.” 43 After Jesus said this, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with pieces of cloth, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take the cloth off of him and let him go.”