Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Going into the world

Currently, I am sitting in JFK International Airport waiting to catch a plane to Guyana, South America. I am here with my wife, two daughters, and two great gentlemen from the church we attend. ( Grandview Assembly of God). It think about how far we have come and how great our God is. Every person, with the exception of me, is enduring their first missions trip. They are excited but nervous at the same time.

I can't help but wonder what is driving us to do this thing? What is compelling us to reach out of our comfort zones and fly to another country? I have to believe there is something or someone rather who is leading us to achieve the impossible. The impossible being within us;people allowing the Lord to do a work in their individual lives.

Amy Carmichael , missionary to India, had this to say about missions " Humdrum we have called the work, and humdrum it is. There is nothing romantic about potters except in poetry, nor is there much romance about missions except on platforms and in books. Yet " though it's dull at whiles," there is joy in the doing it, there is joy in just obeying. He said " Go, tell," and we have come and are telling, and we meet Him as we " go and tell."

We are not going to just bring the Love of Christ to this wonderful nation. We are going to allow the Love of Christ to be revealed inside and out of us.

Jesus gave us the command to go but go with a purpose.

Matthew 28:18-20  When Jesus came near, he spoke to them. He said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  (19)  So wherever you go, make disciples of all nations: Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  (20)  Teach them to do everything I have commanded you. "And remember that I am always with you until the end of time."

  1. We are called to GO with Authority.  (We literally have the backing from the Living God and heaven on our side.) The Authority is through Jesus and we are over comers with Him.
  2. We are called to GO and make Disciples.  Can't make disciples if you are not one first. 
  3.  We are to GO and Baptize them (  Baptize them in water and see them baptized in Holy Spirit.)
  4. We are to GO and teach them to be like Jesus. Got to be like Jesus first before you can teach it.
  5. When We GO we are told that Jesus is with us ALWAYS.
He is with us now and forever. He is keeping us safe and giving us the strength to endure until the end. At the Finishing of this blog, I am in Guyana. We have come to a close of our first day. My family and Skyler did a great job helping out in VBS and Gary and I helped with some construction needs. Over all not a bad day. We will share the Love of Christ and preach it before this week  is out. God will guide us and use us greatly. All because we have chosen to GO INTO ALL THE WORLD and FOLLOW HIM TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD. 
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