Jesus you are my everything, help me achieve everything you desire for me today….
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 21:19-20)
Good: It is a good thing when someone accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Better: It is a better thing when someone accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior and then leads someone else to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Greatest: It is the greatest thing when someone accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior then leads someone else to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and then spends time mentoring, discipleing that person and they lead someone to Christ.
Jesus was all about people achieving the greatest thing in their life He loved them enough that he did not want then to simply experience something good, he loved them enough to encourage and disciple them to experience something great. He loves you so much that he desires you to experience something great. And He calls us to love those we have a relationship with to enough to disciple them to experience something great. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34
One day we will all stand before Jesus. When we do he is not going to ask us about the “good things”: How many times we fed the poor, our church attendance record, How many Emmaus, Chrysalis, Cursillo, or Kairos teams we served on, what percentage we tithed to ministry….or about other “good” things. His commission to us was not these “Good things,” but the “greatest thing” to “go and make disciples.” (v.19) When you and I stand before Jesus, he is going to ask us one Question, “I commanded you to go and make disciples, in all the years you called yourself a Christian, a follower of me, how many disciples did you make?” It was a “good thing” when you accepted me as Your Lord and were saved, however I did that for you, that was my gift to you and was a good thing that flowed out of my love for you. How many people did you then love to lead them to accept Me as their Lord and Savior, and then spends time mentoring, discipleing them until they lead someone to Salvation in Me? Remember the Parable of the talents we read earlier in Matthew 25:14-30 about the servant who was given a gift and did nothing with it? What did the master tell that servant? Go back and read it.
My family, I pray today you will not settle for the “good thing” that Jesus did for you, but seek the “greatest thing” that Jesus wants to achieve through you. In Jesus’ name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you my friends!
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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower
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