"In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." ~Proverbs 16:9
"'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'" ~Matt. 28:19-12; Jesus speaking
The latter Scripture is commonly known as "The Great Commission." This is the last "charge" Jesus left with believers before He was taken back into heaven. This is a calling not only to the disciples, but to all of us who call ourselves after His name, who call ourselves "Christians."
Through His only Son, God has called us to something. He has given us talents and giftings that are particular to each one of us. This calling ~ this taking part in His Great Commission ~ is a privilege! You have been commanded by God to do something precious for His kingdom!
"Impossible," you say? If God has called you and I to do something, it doesn't matter what anyone else does, it doesn't matter what forces may be against us, our God is in the business of the impossible.
Remember, when doubts were expressed to Jesus here's what happened: "Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" (Matt. 19:26) Jesus is God's only Son who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins and then rose again for defeat death, hell and the grave ~ I think He knows what He's talking about and that's why I follow Him.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><
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