I guess if I would have to pick a very favorite passage in the Bible – this would be it. I use it as my signature in every personal email that I send. It tells us to be disciple makers. Iron sharpens iron as is spoken in Proverbs 27:17. I take His words very seriously. My life is dedicated and given to Him for His glory. Not all believers are evangelists , we all have God given gifts to serve Him in the body of Christ. We can serve Him in our own cities and our own churches,even our neighborhood. Jesus is ALIVE!! So unlike the idols that other religions worship that are made of clay or bronze or gold. These words were given to Jesus disciples after He was resurrected and was about to ascend to heaven. Jesus words apply to all believers not just Pastors or missionaries. Through this we have to remember that Jesus is with us ALWAYS through His Holy Spirit. Wow, what a Savior!!
Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this. I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Oh Lord, that I may use each day wisely and show your unconditional love to all!
God made all things in creation for himself – for His glory and pleasure, and everything in the time which He willed for it to be done. God created us in a certain way so that we will never be completely satisfied with earthly things. He created us with a need for eternal and spiritual things. And until all things are viewed together they will not be perfectly understood, or the beauty of them seen………
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
The thief (satan) comes to steal – he tries to steal Christ’s sheep from Him or steal their hearts focused on Him. The thief comes to kill and destroy them too. Christ has come that we might have life both spiritually now and eternal later and that the life we have is more abundantly filled with His grace and spiritual blessings.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and they may have it more abundantly.