A Devotional in Serving

The Great Commission

The Great Commission


Scripture tells us that we are meant to Go! and preach the Good News. The book of Romans puts it like this;

14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
— Rom 10:14-15

Furthermore we are His, having received differing gifts through the Holy Spirit to serve Our Lord.

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
— 1 Cor 12:4-11

So, what do we do with these differing gifts? Serve His Body of course! The prior verses in 1 Corinthians also goes on to explain.

14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23 and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, 24 whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25 so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
— 1 Cor 12:14-26

What a beautiful reminder that wherever we are in life, we are meant to be with each other and help each other no matter where they are. Now, I know what you're thinking. What can I possibly do to contribute and be useful to others. You may think you have nothing to share. You may say “But Lord, I don't have the power to heal”, but can you just listen? Can you hug a child? Can you encourage others or just simply cry with them when they are hurting. Your part of The Body and that can’t be a mistake. You have more to give than you think. Our Father is deliberate in his actions and his words are always true! Just ask someone who has had a major experience with The Great Commission. There is something unexpected that usually happens. You spend so much time preparing yourself to be a blessing to those in need but what usually happens it is you that is also blessed in such a complete and fantastic way. Only our Lord can do such things! Jesus also gives us the strength to walk in this task. Listen to his last words to his disciples before Heaven opened up to receive him.

8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
— Acts 1:8

So, What are your gifts to share with His people?

“Therefore GO…”