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Jesus Is Calling

Article by: Derek Du Toit

 

Are you listening?

Scripture Reading Matthew 4:18-20; 28:16-20:

Matthew 4:19; Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Jesus was consistent about His own calling, just as He is about the call He gives each of us: “Follow me,” and “make disciples.”
He calls us to take the good news of God’s salvation to the ends of the earth.
God’s great purpose, as the last book of the Bible indicates, is that people from every tribe, nation, people, and language will one day praise Him (Revelation 5:9-10; 7:9).

We are often tempted to exempt ourselves from God’s great plan by saying, “I’m not called to be a Evangelist,” as if that excuses us from being fishers of people.
Why are we willing to claim God’s promise of abundant life (John 10:10) but not His promise to become His witnesses who make disciples?

Perhaps God has given you a heart for a ministry near your home that blesses your neighbours.
That would be fantastic!
But approximately two thirds of the world’s population does not follow Jesus.
As children of God are you willing to ask God if He is calling you to be an Evangelist for Him?
Must we not give our all to enable people around the world to know Him?

Remember, we have these radical promises from Jesus: “All authority … has been given to me.”
“I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Let’s be radically occupied with ways to make His glory known at home and around the world. Amen

PRAYER:
Lord, You never wavered from Your calling, to bring salvation to the whole world. May we be faithful as we hear Your call, in Christ Jesus Precious and Blessed Name we pray, Amen.