The call to discipleship

Developing spiritual gifts“With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” Eph. 1:8b-10. (NIV)

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Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of living our life with the end in mind by imagining ourselves before the Judgment Seat of Christ. To help us gain clarity of what it would take to hear the Lord say…”Well done good and faithful servant”…we need to understand what God’s will is.

In today’s verses, Paul tells us that God’s will is to bring unity in all things in heaven and earth under Christ. In other words, the Father desires to bring everything together under the authority of Christ. That is why Jesus gave us the Great Commission in Mt. 28:19,20.

We are each called to play a part in making disciples of all of the nations, so that those predestined to be followers of Jesus can be united under His authority.

If we want to hear the words…”well done”…we need to live out our part in the Great Commission.

We begin that journey by remembering that this life is not about us and our desires…it’s about God’s will.

We are called to be living sacrifices in Romans 12:1.

How does God want to use you to make disciples?

Prayer: Lord, show me how You have called me to make disciples…

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