DAY 40: FRIDAY, MAY 22ND
Then Jesus came to them and said,“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
As we wrap up our 40-day journey together I can't think of a better way to end it than by looking at some of the last words Jesus spoke to his disciples before he ascended into heaven with his Father. They have come to be known as "The Great Commission" and what they really are is a call to our purpose.
The truth is for those of us who call ourselves Jesus followers we have been given a mission. It is the same for each of us. "Go and make disciples." You are on this planet for two reasons, to become more like Jesus and to help others become more like Jesus. It is only when we are doing this that we will find the contentment we are searching for. More than anything I want you to discover this.
So as we close out our journey here's a final thought to ponder:
I find the times when I am seeking to know Jesus more and trying to help friends and family understand Jesus better to be THE MOST fulfilling moments in my life and that's not a coincidence. It's because THAT IS MY PURPOSE ON THIS PLANET. And it's YOUR PURPOSE too. We will find our greatest joy and contentment when we live out our purpose; seeking Jesus and helping others do the same. It makes all the other things we stress about in life seem meaningless.
So, if you have never followed Jesus before would you take a step today and start following Jesus with everything you have. Would you find someone who can disciple you and start the conversation. Get in touch with us. We would love to walk alongside you on this journey.
And if you have never "discipled" someone before would you make today the day you begin doing that? Maybe you've been a Jesus follower for a long time but you've never had the courage to talk to others about Him. Don't let fear hold you back. You don't need to have all the answers, you just need to have one, Jesus.
Thank you for taking this journey with us. We pray it has been an encouragement to you. Our devotional might be over, but whatever you do, don't stop reading The Word. It is THE instruction manual for your life that will help you navigate every difficult situation. Rooting and praying for you daily!