Debt collectors are everywhere. It is easy to think they do not exist when your name is not on their list, but they are everywhere. When they have you on their list, they will call you and will keep calling until you are forced to make a decision.
These are not the only debt collectors. When you are a child of God the people around you are calling out for something in your life. People are calling out for love. As a child of God you owe people love. In Romans 13:8 the Bible says. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another…” (KJV). People in general may not call you to collect the love you owe them in a manner that is obvious, but they are calling. They are calling when they need salvation, healing or deliverance because these things are really the means for expressing the love of God that he has placed in your heart as his child in your ministry to people.
We always have to remember that we owe Jesus that same love too. This is what happened to the church of Ephesus. In Revelations 2:4 Jesus says, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love” (KJV). When you no long desire to spend as much time in prayer as you used to, the lord is then calling you back to his first love. People who love each other usually spend as much time as they can together. The same happens when you are so in love with the Lord.
When God loved the world he gave it his only Son Jesus. This means that Jesus is the expression of God’s love to the world, but we can also respond to that love by loving Jesus. We owe Jesus love. Sometimes he wants to hear it from our heart through our own lips like Peter did. God’s love is steadfast and its new every morning, but our love can sometime be unpredictable. If you love the Lord Jesus Christ, make it known to him.
In John 21:17 after Jesus asked Peter the first and second time the Bible says, “He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep” (KJV). Well, we are really never ready for the next big assignment in the Lord until we have loved Jesus from the heart.
Now, Jesus is the true debt collector of love. Do you love him? If you do then you need to get ready, he is about to use you in a new way. He told Peter “Feed my sheep”. Love is truly the way to your assignment because promotion really comes from the Lord.
There is a special assignment set out just for you, but the key to stepping into it is by loving Jesus Christ.