The Mission: Week 3 - Day 4

Opening Prayer:

Our Father, who are in heaven, let us be bold in what we do as we seek those that are lost.

 

Read: Matthew 29:19-20 9 (NIV)                                                                             

“19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Reflect:

These two verses are very special to me.  They were the first verses I memorized after John 3:16. I was young and in Girls in Action (Baptist Church) much similar to AWANA but a little more intense.  I started memorizing scripture at age 10 (I know old, now we start at 3!) in 1967.  Knowing that God is always with us, even to the very end of the age is so comforting.  It wasn’t until the summer of 1968 that I was baptized at camp.  I remember that day so vividly.  I felt so happy and excited to tell my parents.  As I walked into the hospital, due to my mother having surgery, I blurted out, “I took Jesus as my savior, Mom”.  She said, “Oh, I have been praying since you were born for this day to come!”   As we begin to learn all about the missionaries that went overseas to preach and teach about Jesus, I too thought I would be a missionary.  Missionaries were giving their lives for the Lord, such as the story of Jim Elliot dying in Ecuador.  That made me wonder, would I die for my Lord?  We are to witness for Jesus and spread the Good Word and obey his commands.  And sometimes that means getting out of our comfort zone and traveling somewhere on a mission trip.

 

Apply:

Think and Plan what your next step will be on “making disciples”.  Talk to one of the Pastors and let them tell you about their experience in the mission field.  Continue to pray for God to show you what you are to do.  Maybe you have young children and this is not the right season for you to go out of the country.  However, you may be able to serve him here in Wichita with Family Promise or a Homeless ministry or volunteer at the Lord’s Diner, Economy Corner, Youth for Christ or be a Big Sister or Brother in Ernest Alexander’s ministry “Youth Horizons”.

 

Closing Prayer:

God, continue to mold me and shape me into who you want me to be; a disciple for Christ that is pleasing to you.  I want to do your will, Lord.  Show me my next step.

 

Terry Schneider