Readings Matthew 28
So what would you do with this basket of water balloons?
You need to have a plan, a goal!
Dear goal setters,
How did your day go today? Did you get a lot accomplished? Are you going to be ready for Thanksgiving this week? Is that our goal, to get through the next couple days, till we get to Thanksgiving Day?
What about other weeks? Do we just make it through the day, so we can get home, or to get to the game, or to get some food, or get to bed, or to get the project done at home, to get the house on the market, to get your report done for school, to study for your exam, to get your nails done, to go out with your friends, to get to your night class, to………………
Now, are any of those things wrong?
Do you ever get to bed, and wonder what you did that day? Was it worthwhile? Did you just “spin some wheels?”
You get through the week, the month, the year, what have you really accomplished?
Sure, you finished work that day, you finished your class, got the promotion, your son won the championship, you enjoyed your vacation, you made some new friends…….
What are those things going to mean for eternity? What things are going to really last?
Maybe the goal of your life needs to be more clear!
You know that you are supposed to glorify God, to serve Him. How do you do that?
Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB95)
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
This doesn’t just apply to the disciples Jesus spoke these words to at that time!
If your days are not including this focus, then you may get to the end of your day, week, month, year, life, feeling as if nothing was really accomplished. You may be right.
Meditate on those words in Matthew 28. God created you for good works. He created you to be light, and salt, to be ambassadors, ministers of reconciliation………………
Sure, you can go to that game, get your nails done, finish that class, make that promotion, take that vacation, but shouldn’t those things be secondary to MAKING DISCIPLES?
Isn’t it as you are “going” that you make disciples? It is in the midst of life that it can happen, that it should happen. Life doesn’t stop, but is a means for the ministry, the love of God reaching to others.
What do you think? Am I off the deep end again?
Remember, we are not in this alone! “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!”
And about being off the deep end? Remember these verses?
Matthew 16:24-26 (NIV)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?