Go and Make Disciples

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” from Romans chapter 10 verses 14-15

Most days, I like to have a very specific plan. I try to get up before my kids and think through what needs to be done. But this morning as I was spending time with God, I felt like he gave me this picture. He showed me my day as if it were laid out on a map. My plan was drawn on the map in a clear line. It wandered about this way and that and at the end of the day it ended with God. As if I was meeting him for dessert after a long day. But He also showed me His plan. It was a different line. I was humbled by the fact that the majority of my day, I was not on God’s plan. I still did “nice” things, but I missed out on God’s plan for me.

These verses, and the picture God gave me, remind me that God has somewhere for me to go today. He has specific people He wants me to talk to. He is preparing them, softening their hearts, ripening them so to speak. But what am I doing? Am I doing “nice” things. Or GREAT things? Am I walking in the path of the divine, or just going through the motions? There are people out there who are ready to hear about Jesus and I don’t want to miss them anymore.

God, your plans are better than my plans. I lay down my plans on Your alter. I surrender control. I will let you call the shots today. Would you show me your plan. Would you redirect me when I veer from it. Would I be someone who brings the Good News of Jesus to someone today!

erikaDiving In is our online mid-week devotional. It jumps into the message from Sunday and takes us a little deeper. Take a moment to slow down from your busy day, and hear from the Holy Spirit. We re-post every Wednesday. You can follow along by clicking the +Follow button in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This week Diving In is written by Erika Thornton (Pastor Jonathan’s wife).