I was thinking how many roles we attempt to fulfill in our lives. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, employees and employers, etc. Some we have in common but some are different. As believers in and followers of Jesus Christ, we all have one common role to fulfill and that can be summed up in two words........... WORLD CHANGERS! We are all full time career WORLD CHANGERS as the verse above tells us.
We are ALL to be involved in going into ALL the world to effect change for good and for God in the lives of ALL people. ALL the components needed to do that are contained in these verses as well. And that is ALL the ALL's for now. LOL The components I see are..............
- POWER. God’s power and strength – not our own – which is at best unsteady and often lacking entirely. Jesus said ‘all power is given unto ME’, and with Christ living in us, we have that same power living in us. That is POWERFUL folks!
- PEOPLE. What people? (More ALL's!) ALL people of ALL nations who need to hear the good news of God's love and sins forgiven through Christ's death on Calvary. Canada is a nation – so even as I go to my own family and community, I am fulfilling the Great Commission.
- PRECEPTS found in God’s Word that all people need to know and observe in order to PROGRESS in their relationship with God and usefulness for Him. Precepts such as prayer, assembling as believers for worship, serving, loving others as He loved us.
- Last but not least is the PROMISE of Christ’s PRESENCE with us through the Holy Spirit who comforts and encourages us to carry on when the journey is dark and we feel frightened, discouraged and confused.
So, as WORLD CHANGERS, all POWER is ours as we go to all PEOPLE with the gospel, teaching them PRECEPTS for PROGRESS in their walk with the Lord. And we have the PROMISE of His PRESENCE with us.
Which of the 'P' words above would you like to be more PREVALENT :) in your role as a WORLD CHANGER?