Living the Examined Life
What needs to be done about the Kingdom Mission that Jesus has given me?
Pastor Jonathan Sawyer shared a story he read about from a book that he has just recently rad. In his book GraceWalk, steve McVey shared how a preacher in a church that opposed seminary training got up and prayed, “I want to thank You, Lord, for my ignorance.”
A member chimed in, “Bless him, Lord. He has a lot to be thankful for.”
I added today’s question to my daily prayer journal because I am prone to forget that I have been given a Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by my Lord, Jesus Christ. In my ignorance I fool myself into thinking that there are other things more important than what Jesus has given me to do. As a result, I allow the busyness of life and lessor things to take me away from what I am really here on earth to do.
The same may be true for you as well. I bet you are also prone to forget that you have been given a Great Commission as well. I suspect that you are like me and forget that we are called to be salt and light in this world. We are called to “go” like missionaries into our society to declare the good news of the Gospel.
This daily question is a reminder of that. It is a reminder that the work God has for you to do is more important than the job your boss has for you to do. It is a reminder that the measure of your life is not how much money you have or what title you have or any of the other measuring sticks of this world; but rather what are you doing about the Kingdom Mission.
Bottom line, answering today’s reflection question correctly is one of the most important things you will do today.
19 Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching
them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.