“But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24 (NASB)
Grace completely changes you. Once received, it creates within you the desire and provides the power to live out the purposes of God. That means your attitudes, your thoughts, your speech, and your behavior is affected. Once you’ve tasted of the forgiveness of God and experienced intimacy in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ you never get over it. And you want everyone else to experience it. That’s what GRACE does.
The Apostle Paul was consumed with a desire to know God and make Him known. Grace radically changed him. He went from being a persecutor of GRACE recipients to becoming a GRACE consumer himself. In fact, grace changed his focus from self to others. He said, “I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself…to testify…of the gospel of the grace of God.”
“Fishers of men” are followers of Jesus who drink regularly from the faucet of grace. The great news is that it is freely given by God and without limit. Living by grace compels you to share the Gospel with others. You can’t help yourself.
So, ask yourself a question. Are you really willing to do whatever it takes to introduce others to Jesus? If not, when was the last time you went to the “throne of grace to receive some grace?” Isn’t it about time to take another drink?
“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (NASB)