now what

After we let the authority of Jesus sink deep, we may wonder now what? The Message translation says it beautifully. “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20). We have a purpose and each one of us has been given different gifts to carry it out. It might take some time to brush off the insecurities that can bury these gifts as we get older, but let’s be courageous enough to be authentic. Also, I know it can be frustrating when the process of learning, growing and using our gifts is slow. I can say for me, the Lord knew I had some healing to do. A girl that loves to write, but has unhealed wounds, can serve some ugly words without even knowing it. Please forgive me if you have read any words of mine that hurt.

So, now that we know what we are to do and by whose authority we have been commissioned, what will we do to share Jesus with others? I have found it best to ask Him. And then may we never forget an important piece, He is with us at all times. Amazing!

4 thoughts on “now what

    1. ” It might take some time to brush off the insecurities that can bury these gifts as we get older, but let’s be courageous enough to be authentic.”

      Both insecurities and wounds to heal in order for me to return to the gift He gave me – or rather, to let me return to my gift! In the midst of my storm, the only thing I can control is my authentic response to His authority – which is the only SAFE choice I have! These words are so perfectly timed for me to read! Thank you for your authenticity, my sweet Friend!

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