Jesus is here on a mission to make disciples.
Because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. -Psalm 16:10
"Go" in Greek means "as you go", it's not just once. When you go along your daily business you make disciples. We have to go "all out" for Jesus. We have to give up what we value the most which is approval... Approval of our friends, family and peers. We have to choose Jesus's approval if we want to go all out for him. There is a payoff for risking what is most important to us and giving everything to the Lord. Our lives can be compared to two things, the red sea or the dead sea. The red sea has an inlet and an outlet, to consume Jesus and then to share him with others. The dead sea has no outlet to be a disciple. Another thought, all of the 12 disciples except for Peter were teenagers. Jesus was the first youth leader. He chose them because they were all in for him.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. -Colossians 1:27
The spirit of God lives in side of us and we can listen to him at any moment.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. -Acts 1:8
Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria can symbolize different groups of people in our lives that God wants us to reach out to. He doesn't need us to change lives but he desires to use us.
There are people hurting all over the world but it takes people who aren't content with just going to church but living to help those in pain and striving to make a difference.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." -Romans 10:9-13
We are all a piece of art and God is our artist.
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance of us to do. -Ephesians 2:10
I'm giving God the paint brush and letting him choose the colors.
Today is the day that I'll get to see Needtobreathe! We camped out in the third row for three hours. The people in front of us were waiting for Skillet which wasn't until 9:30 so they let us go in the front row. We were right in front of Seth! He is without a doubt the most beautiful human being I've ever seen, male or female. Laurel already called him but she has a little bit of competition now because I'd really like to marry him! Haha.
That concert was truly one of the greatest times in my life. I almost had tears in my eyes. We then waited an hour and 45 minutes to get their autographs. They were all so sweet and would genuinely smile at you. When Seth looked into my eyes, I thought I was going to melt.
This photo is by Jennae Piatt:
Please meet Seth. My future husband!