I prayed God would give me a love for the lost. He answered that prayer. I just didn’t expect the lost to be the ones I love! My heart agonizes for them. Yet it is a selfish agonizing in some ways. I love them. They are my lost. But the world is full of His Lost. I better understand “for God so loved the world…”. I want Him to reach my lost, and He wants me to reach His lost.
“How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Rom.10:14
Lord, help me to look beyond my own needs to those who need You. Help me to feel the same urgency for Your lost as I do for mine.