Matthew 4: 25: And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan
Today’s writers, students, and speakers on influence will tell you to work on your immediate circle of people. From that, your circle will begin to grow. Jesus’ circle moved with lightning speed. In short time people were coming from miles away in every direction. North, East, South, and West they came. From outside Israel they came. From inside Israel they came. They came by foot mostly. They crossed rivers. They came.
Babs really did not know what to think of this day. She started out at the coffee shop and met a pastor, who wanted to know what she thought about the recent changes in city government. Then she bumped into a woman from a sister congregation that asked her to tell her friends about an upcoming seminar. Later, some business associates asked her to join them for a round of golf. The same day, the waitress at the restaurant just opened up and began to tell her about her needs at home and her stress in her marriage. All of this seemed too much like a God day. How interesting that He could give acceptance and influence among so many types of people.
ACT! What boundary of thought will you cross today to meet Jesus? Do it!
PRAY! Father, people are willing to cross any boundary to get to Jesus. His influence moves quickly when we expose Him and His love and His power. Help me to show Jesus to my circle of friends today so that others will come. Help me to just stretch out to those around me so that others will cross boundaries to get to the Jesus I have to offer them.