Going

walk-light

“15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”   (Mark 16)

All my life I’ve heard of missionaries.  We have read many missionary biographies in our homeschool throughout the years.  I keep mission projects on my prayer list.  Our family fills a shoe box or two at Christmas time for Samaritan’s Purse and buys chickens from Gospel for Asia.  I might drop a little into the collection plate at church to help a visiting missionary.

I never thought I would be able to be obedient to the going “into all the world with the Gospel”, at least not in a hands-on kind of way.  I am a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom.  I was born , raised, and still live in Western Kentucky.  Our family does not even take vacations.

I have never imagined me in a conversation with the LORD like the one from Isaiah 6:8, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  Never imagined it, until today.

I was checking my WordPress stats.  I clicked on “Views By Country” and saw this:

Country
United States FlagUnited States
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom
Canada FlagCanada
Australia FlagAustralia
Pakistan FlagPakistan
Philippines FlagPhilippines
Israel FlagIsrael
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand
Morocco FlagMorocco
Malaysia FlagMalaysia
Norway FlagNorway
Thailand FlagThailand
Singapore FlagSingaporeHey, I am going into all the world!  Wow, my mind was blown away.  It never occurred to me that this blog would do that.  I don’t know the faiths of my readers, but in case you are not followers of Jesus Christ let me encourage you to investigate Him.  He left Heaven to come to us as a baby.  He lived a sinless life even though He was tempted over and over again.  He willingly died on a cross to take our place.  He rose from the dead having defeated death.  He promises eternal life to those who believe in Him and confess His name.  He is SAVIOR!  It does not matter what your past is or where you are now, He loves you and wants you to be His.  This is the Gospel, the Good News.  This is GRACE!Mark 16 continues, “17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”Dear LORD, I believe and I want to show these signs of a believer.  I would be thrilled and honored if YOU would let me be part of driving out demons, speaking in new tongues, and healing the sick with my hands.  As far as the snake and poison goes, LORD, I’d rather not, but Your will, not mine be done. I love You and trust You.  AmenIf anyone needs to discuss Jesus or has questions, please do so in the comments.  If I don’t have the answers you seek, I’ll find someone who does.betty joMMMButtonThriving-Thursdays1 button

 

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Going

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.