Go! It's the motion of the Christian life. Our life in Christ always moves in a forward direction. There's no place in scripture that tells disciples to retreat or acquiesce to defeat. We are to see, stand and go – towards the needs and battles of the lost, least and lonely. “Go” was Jesus’ parting command – to “Go” and make disciples using His words, works and ways to bring the kingdom into the lives of others. In this week’s devos we are thinking about what it means to be His missionaries. “Go” is the church’s rallying cry. We are called to cross continents and to cross our street to carry the gospel to others. Thank you for reading, sharing and reposting our daily devos.
Tiny Moments Make Great Followers
“If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” John 15:10
Each of our lives is made up of billions of moments that can appear, at the time, to be insignificant. These moments may seem to disappear as quickly as they appear. Moments, though short-lived and seemingly insignificant, carry great, advantageous opportunities for our walk with Christ.
Think of the people in your past who have influenced you the most. They may have since gone on to be with the Lord, but the imprint of their influence remains. It’s likely there are observable, dominant themes of their life that represent the person’s character, beliefs, and priorities.
The truth is, people don’t become people of great character without taking advantage of small, opportune moments. The tiny moments that build great influential followers of Christ have one thing in common – they give a person the chance to be obedient and the person does not resist.
If God were to ask you to move from The Woodlands and go live in Cambodia to do mission work, would you do it? There was a lady who had a great job, beautiful house, two degrees, and she was surrounded by friends and family who loved and supported her. She left it all for the sake of the call. What would make such a talented and beautiful young woman leave such success behind, to live among the uneducated and poor? Why would someone so stable and independent leave a salaried position only to serve others? One word – obedience.
Not all of us are called to move across the world and relocate to such drastic measures, but we are all called to be obedient. As followers of Christ, we must understand when we walk in obedience to God’s Word, it will look rather different from another’s answer to obedience. As we follow Christ, we must redefine success. Success is not the result we achieve from the act of obedience, but rather, the act of obedience itself.
Meditate for a moment on the personal calling Christ has for you. Are you walking in obedience daily to better fulfill this personal calling?