Mark 16:15 says, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
1 Corinthians 14:1 says “Pursue love, yet earnestly desire spiritual gifts, …
My last post spoke about a season of stillness, and what season is the Holy Spirit speaking to you about? Let me share here about the season in which to go and do! Maybe you have already been sitting and waiting on the Lord and maybe you have your vision and are ready to run with the Lord. “Running with God is fun!” as Graham Cooke would say.
We are given the great commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel. Maybe your world is your workplace. Maybe it is your community or your state. Maybe you will travel the globe and preach in a multitude of nations! Follow the desires of your heart. If you wonder about being called to the nations, go on a missions trip. You will quickly find out if that is your heart’s desire. If the season you are entering in is “to go” then by all means back your vehicle out of the shop and start driving. If you make a couple of wrong turns, it’s OK. A moving vehicle is easier to turn. Paul tried to go a couple places and the Holy Spirit redirected him.
I mentioned the spiritual gifts verse because the spiritual gifts are tools in our belt. They are helps for people to experience the power of God, thereby knowing He is real and likely to make a decision for Jesus. 80% of people who come into the Kingdom, do it because they have had an experience with Christ. Pursue Spiritual gifts. The way to increase spiritual gifts is to practice and be consistent. Praying for the sick takes some persevering to see results. Speaking words of encouragement should be ongoing in our spiritual journey. The Lord has me hugging strangers because they need to feel His love.
We should always be motivated by love. God’s love for people and our love for Him. If we are entering a “run” season, let’s be mindful that it isn’t about reputation, fame, numbers, promotion and what we can do. It is all about His heart of love for the brokenness of humanity and our compassion and humility. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6 With God’s grace may we go forward and advance His Kingdom bringing heaven to earth!