BE COMMITTED TO ACTUALIZING HIS DREAM
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants….Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me (Philippians 2:25-30).
We have a divine commission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus said: “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). You can be rest assured that what we require to achieve this great task is already available to us. The Lord Jesus said something remarkable to His disciples: “…When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing” (Luke 22:35). When God sends you on an assignment, He sees to it that everything you require to accomplish that assignment is made available to you.
All God needs from us is our commitment to actualizing His dream. You have to make a commitment that there’ll be no limit to how far you’re willing to go and do for the Gospel. As far as God has given breath in your nostrils, as far as He has made your body His living tabernacle, the Gospel will not be limited. That’s the kind of commitment David made in Psalm 145:3-5. He said, “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.”
There’re people who have committed their time and resources to ensuring that the Gospel of Jesus Christ reaches every nation of the world. They do great exploits for the Kingdom, making up for what others may not have been able to do. They give so much money to the furtherance of the Gospel; and the more they give, the more the Lord channels resources their way so they can accomplish greater things for Him.
What’s your commitment to the Gospel? What’s your role in ensuring the establishment of Christ’s Kingdom on earth? Let the actualization of His dream be your greatest pursuit. Decide that through you, the Gospel will continue to prosper, and you’ll keep at it, until the “roll is called up yonder,” when we stand before the Master.
1 Corinthians 9:16-18;