When speaking about missions there is one verse that is brought up time and time again, you guessed it, the Great Commission. "Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
I got the amazing opportunity one time to hear from a group called the Traveling Team. They are a ministry that goes around the country building up people and presenting God’s word about our command to go to the nations. One thing that hit me was when they talked about the Great Commission being a command from God rather than something you feel called to. Therefore it should be an exception to not to go to the world. This rocked my world.
For so long I had been looking for a sign, or anything that would show me that missions was my calling and the whole time I was ignoring the fact God already called us! He told us to go out and make disciples.
I think there are two pretty big factors in this lack of eagerness to send. Willingness and money. We have to be willing to go, and we have to have money to go. Being a poor college student there is no way God is talking about me right? Or my friend who just had her first baby, or my grandma living on social security. WRONG. God wants us all to go to the nations and a huge way for us to do that is to send. Send people with money and a team of prayers behind them. We are blessed with money, not so we can have the latest things but rather so we can glorify the Lord! God wants us to be in a position where he comes through for us.
Kaylee lives and works in Denver, CO with her wonderful husband Patrick and their dog Denver. She is currently pursuing a degree in photography at the University of Colorado Denver, where she is famous for her impeccable taste in scarves and cardigans. Kaylee uses her gifts in film and photography to create “makes your eyes dance” powerpoint slides for her campus ministry. Kaylee is a formal member of the Geek Squad Target, where she is a beast at explaining technology to old people. In her spare time, Kaylee likes to disciple girls and kill zombies.
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