eliciamooseApril 20, 2015.
Two years ago, I took a big step in my journey of following God and began serving with Gospel for Asia. When I think of all that God has done in my life, all that I have had the privilege to be part of, all the people who now get to worship the God I serve; it is hard to put into words. It is a beautiful and glorious thing to follow God’s call on your life—wherever that may be. Most of the time, following God’s call is not easy. It is not comfortable. It requires sacrifice, pain and tears. As Jesus says, “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). But pressing on to this goal—knowing, loving and serving Christ—truly is the most worthy thing you or I can ever do with our lives.
This season of celebrating the Resurrection of Christ is a special time for me. Not only do we remember and worship Christ for His sacrifice and how He has conquered death… but around this season, 4 years ago, that God called me into missions.
The week before Easter, back in 2013, I was reading through the end of each Gospel, and the end of Christ’s ministry on earth, to prepare my heart for the weekend. On Tuesday, I started by reading the end of Matthew and somehow it was fresh and new. I was understanding the weight of Christ’s sacrifice in a new way. I was there with the disciples, scared and confused when Jesus was taken away; devastated at the crucifixion and then crying with joy when Christ rose from the grave.
And suddenly, I understood the Great Commission in a way I never had before. “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20). THIS was Jesus’ final commission for His disciples. This is what WE, the Church, are here to do. To go and make disciples. This is what He was calling me to do.
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