GO, MAKE DISCIPLES!

“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.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV)

Moving Van

Are we supposed to drop everything we’re doing, sell all of our possessions, and run off to some remote area of the world so that we can spread the Word to those who’ve never heard it? There are a lot of people who receive that “call” from God. He speaks to them and they are convinced He wants them to do just that. And, that’s exactly what Jesus and His disciples did to spread Christianity two thousand years ago. To those who receive that call, I’ve been told there is nothing more fulfilling or satisfying.

I’ve never received that particular call from our Father. I’ve prayed about it, asked for His direction, and have been waiting. Maybe I need to wait a little longer. I’ll wait as long as it takes. In the meantime, I see a tremendous need right where I am – where we work, where we go to school, where we shop, where we play, and even where we go to church. In my mind our workplaces, the mall, the elementary, middle, and high schools, the local college or university, and our churches are all “nations”, many of which live separately from Christ. Just as Christ wants us to plant a church in Somalia or the Dominican Republic, He also needs our help right where we are. It’s our job to bring Christ into the places where we spend our time every single day. To me, that’s what God is asking each of us to do until the “big call” finally arrives.

So go out today, and next week, and next month, and next year, and make disciples of all nations – wherever you may be. Live a life that reflects Jesus Christ and show others what “love” really looks like.

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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9 Comments on “GO, MAKE DISCIPLES!”

  1. bijindigoth Says:

    to God be the glory! I greatly appreciated this post… πŸ˜€

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  2. garden2day Says:

    A great message, Dave. We all have varying gifts and varying times to use our gifts. And, sometimes the least important looking ones are the most important so people shouldn’t sell themselves short thinking they do not make a big difference. Who do we touch that may touch so many more? I’ll keep plodding around and God can take care of the rest. Overseas mission–I was too chicken to go and found an excuse. Take care! πŸ˜€

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  3. Denise Says:

    Love this message it is perfect!Β 

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

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