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As You Go

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

When we read the text where Jesus says “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,” we read it like it says, “mobilize a bunch of missionaries and send them all over the world preaching,” and I certainly believe that’s a good thing. I think that’s something churches should do and I think it’s useful, but that’s not exactly what Jesus is saying here. Rather, He’s saying to all of us, as you go. As you leave this church … as you get in your car … as you go to work tomorrow … as you go home to your children and to your family … as you go to Starbucks. Wherever it is that you go, disciple. Be a disciple and make disciples. Make it an important part of what you do. Teaching, discipling, caring, and mentoring is an important part of what you do.

Prayer


God, use me as I go. I want to share my faith in the fifteen feet of space around me.

Reflection


What can you do for God as you go?

5 thoughts on “As You Go

  1. I believe, like you, it is necessary to spread the Gospel. Unfortunately I find people think I am naive and unthinking. For some reason ( and since I am reformed and Presbyterian it would seem God has His chosen people and it is our job to help them) people I talk to think that God is not ‘real.’ I know that is the way I thought as a very young adult. It took a Chinese Southern Baptist doctor (when I cracked up and ended up in the psychiatric ward when he was on duty one late night in 1974) to make me realize I was a child of God and had value in his eyes. I wish I could have the same impact on my friends and family (of which I have little)

    1. Lisa says:

      The fact that you are sharing your story in a public forum is testament that God is good and real. You were in the psych ward when you need to hear it the most that you are a child of God and you do matter. Your story could impact another person who needs to those same words. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Donna Malchrist says:

    I share my faith in the fifteen feet of space around me . When I do karaoke at our Miami Elks Lodge 948. Or Proclaim the Word of the Lord during either the first or the second reading at the 7:30 a.m.Sunday Mass . It is easy for me to do this . I always give glory to God . He knows that I am his good and faithful servant . Jesus knows all about my disability . What I have is a mild form of autism . It is called Aspbergers Syndrome . I try not to repeat myself but it’s hard to remember what not to do . I love opening up to people . They understand all about my little idiosyncrasies and accept me . I remain yourHappy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ

    1. Edward says:

      My young grandson has Aspbergers but is one of the most polite and kindly and brilliant people I know. Many famous people have this condition. Be proud to be one of them with your achievements through your life with Jesus beside you.
      Edward

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