The Great Commission … God’s will
Do you already have an idea about God wants you to do?Honestly?
God breaks in with specific details when He chooses to show us something of himself.
We want the specifics because we want safety and security, not because we want to know more of who God is.
Then the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28: 16-20
“The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.” Elisabeth Elliot
When we are honest we find details interesting because we want safety and security, not because we want to know more of who God is
“There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!” Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
We find that when God breaks in with specifics He is showing us something of Himself
The Heart of the Matter Safety and security How do we make Disciples?
“He who does little, but in a state to which God calls him, does more than he who labors much, but in a state which he has thoughtlessly chosen: a cripple limping in the right way is better than a racer out of it.” Augustine of Hippo