So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the Gospel of GOD only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the Gospel of GOD. Ye are witnesses, and GOD also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe: As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, That ye would walk worthy of GOD, who hath called you unto His Kingdom and Glory. For this cause also thank we GOD without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of GOD which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of GOD, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. (1Th 2:8-13)
Our GOD, who loves every one so much that He came and died for all of us, to pay our sin debt and provide His great Salvation to us by grace through faith, wants us who are His, to reach others. He has left us here to serve Him, not by compulsion or to earn that which He has already paid for by His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, but because we love Him and love one another. We live the life that we live in the flesh by the faith of the Son of GOD who loved us and gave Himself for us. While we are strangers and pilgrims in this broken and sinful world, we walk by faith, guided by His Spirit and His Word, as representatives of His Kingdom, and not of this world, until He is done with us and takes us Home to be with Him.
Until then, our labor is for Him, through Him, and by Him, and we rest in Him even as we do His work and will to minister to this lost and dying world. We share Him as we minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as GOD provides. We love one another as He loved us and disciple one another in the Word of GOD. We witness for Him and what He has done in us through the Good News of reconciliation with the Father through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that those who hear and believe might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.