My heart has been burdened by the recent incidences of violence that have plagued the country. In the moments when I have found myself feeling helpless, the Lord has reminded me that I am not helpless because He lives in me. Far more than that, He has reminded me that He has called me to be part of the solution to the problem.
So today I have a charge for you; YOU are part of the solution to the problem. Yes, YOU!
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us a charge to “Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).” [Matthew 28:19-20]. Jesus has commanded us to speak and proclaim the GOOD news to the lost and those without hope. Yet, when we fail to GO, be it in our jobs, homes, neighborhoods, communities, countries etc., we are failing to do what we have been called to be; salt and light of the world. When salt and light fail to carry out their prescribed purposes, they are rendered useless. Simply put, we cannot continue to be spiritually glutinous in our churches while there is rampant spiritual malnutrition out there! Souls are very important to God and it is not His desire to see anyone perish. We have been saved to SAVE others to Christ.
That begs the question of why we are afraid to GO! Are we afraid of other human beings and what they would think of us? Are we afraid we will be seen as weird or not cool? Are we afraid we will be called hypocrites because we are not living the life we are preaching? Whatever is keeping us from going, we must always remember that “Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him. But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven” [Matthew 10:32, AMP].
It is not enough for us to pray and feed on the Word. We must take on the burden of the world and intercede for others. But we must also SPEAK the WORD! The Word of God is Spirit and it is Life and once it is spoken, the Spirit of God effects changes in the lives of those who hear it. Be encouraged and don’t be afraid; the Jesus Who lives in you has been given ALL power and authority in heaven and on earth. Tap into that power through prayer and faith confessions and then GO out there. Let the world see that we as Christians are “not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” [Romans 1:16, AMP].
So today GO, for you are part of the solution to the problem the World faces!