Daily Delight

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

While it is true that the poor came to Jesus, it is also true that the affluent sought Him too.
Nicodemus was an excellent example. He was a rich ruler of the Jews who believed in Jesus. Zaccheus too was a rich man who sought out Jesus. Joseph of Arimathea was wealthy, and had Jesus buried in his own new tomb. Paul even told Timothy to "instruct those who are rich" (1 Tim 6:17) as there might have been those who were rich in Timothy’s audience. 

The Bible is clear that there were persons in positions of influence who were interested in the Gospel. And, Jesus and His disciples ministered to them just as faithfully as they ministered to the poor.
Sadly, I think sometimes we forget this and neglect to minister to the wealthy, and well educated among us. We become insecure and afraid to reach out to them, even when we can sense that they are spiritually poor. 

The truth is, the gospel is for all.
It is not just for one economic class. And, as much as it may make us uncomfortable, God desires for us to minster to ALL so that everyone can come to the knowledge of His truth and be saved.

I’ve finally come to terms with being the only believer within my corporate and academic circles. It is not my personal choosing but it is where the Lord has planted me within this season. 

There are times when I don't feel prepared or smart enough to reflect His light to those who are secretly seeking Him just as like Nicodemus sought Him secretly in the dark. But He always creates an opening for my friends to catch glimpses of Him through my words and actions. 

I'm thankful to be used this way. All I do is pray specifically for each friend before I leave my apartment or pick up my phone at mornings; I then surrender to the Holy Spirit's guidance and choose to be genuine and Godly, no matter the setting or situation. God somehow takes these simple actions and works through me. 

{photo: @fromevelynsheart}

About the Author

Dentrecia Blanchette

Dentrecia is a creative nurturer from the island of St. Kitts who is learning, growing and evolving with Christ, grace and a smile. She is the Founder of Sugar For Your Heart (@sugarforyourheart) – a ministry that’s focused on creating quiet and safe spaces where individuals can explore and better understand and appreciate emotional and spiritual wellness.

Dentrecia is also a counseling psychology graduate student at California Southern University. She is committed to dispelling the myths and stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment, particularly in the Caribbean and Christian community.


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