Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
We may think this passage is directed to pastors, evangelists and teachers. It was spoken to Jesus' disciples, and that is who we are. The more we read the Bible and experience the love of God, the more we want others to have the same experience, but how do we go about telling others? We can be sure God is faithful to equip His followers to carry out His will (marching orders). When we avail ourselves to do God's work, He partners with us so we can do more than we ever imagined.
Think About It
Christians learn the fruit of the Spirit--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). This is one of the ways we attract people in this dark world. They want to know the reason for our joy, and it is our purpose in life to share that reason with them. So many people around us suffer from fear, anger, envy, loss and disease. They need to know about the hope they can have from knowing our living and loving God.
Pray About It
Lord God, empower us to carry out your plan for our lives. Help us to be aware of your presence and ready to do your will. In Jesus' name, Amen.