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Evangelistic Zeal

Romans 10:1 “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”

This verse gives an insight to the heartbeat of the Apostle Paul.  Paul’s Passion, Paul’s Prayer life, and Paul’s Pursuit was geared toward the Israel’s salvation.  I find it amazing Paul’s purpose for life was geared toward the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation of souls.  It convicts me to the core to assess the thoughts, desires, and intention of my heart from day to day and find that my desires are not always based on eternal value.  I can honestly say that deep down my desire is to see my community come to know Christ.  The problem that I face is whether or not I am pursuing it in the right manner.  This verse causes me to really evaluate my evangelistic zeal.  It makes me assess my schedule, my habits, and my prayer life.  Is the salvation of souls really at the forefront of my desires?  Is a person’s eternity really the most important aspect of my life?  Is things of eternal value really a personal value of mine?  What was the first thing on my mind today?  What has motivated me today?  Did it ever occur to me throughout my day that the people I encountered could be lost?  Personally, I have been weighed, I am been measured, and I have been found wanting.  How bout you?

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