What could be better than to make disciples of all the nations and to share God’s love freely with all we meet. The more I think about this and look at what’s happening around me the more I see that love is the answer. Not just human love but God’s love, look at Jesus he healed the sick, spoke to the marginalised, loved the un-loveable and untouchables and his love was full on love, no strings attached. How awesome to bless someone with God’s touch, do something great for them in the name of Jesus. Not sure yet what this is always going to look like but it’s certainly on my daily to do list – love like Jesus did and let’s be honest, we have the same Holy Spirit within us that he did so why not do something amazing for someone today in the name of Jesus.
- Matthew 28: 19-20 – 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.”
- Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
- Luke 10:1-3 – After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
- Luke 4: 18-19 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
CARRY HIS GLORY
How amazing to love like Jesus did, to carry his glory with transparency, to love with a sincerity that transcends our experiences, rejecting differences and embracing diversity, turning adversity into opportunities to make disciples of all the nations, creating foundations for God’s Kingdom, creating awareness of God’s own son, to be a temple of the Holy Spirit empowering us to be God’s witnesses, appointed and anointed to do his will and still we struggle to see the power that we have living in us, the self-same power that lived in Jesus, it’s time we believed it and harnessed that power, the power of love, the power of his sacrifice on the cross, a power that he wants us to harness as we stand up, walk tall and witness that our God is a mighty healer, deliverer and Saviour of all the nations, we are his labourers ordained to proclaim his favour, to give others a flavour of his compassion, to tell others of Jesus and to do it with passion.