Scripture Reading: Mark 9:1-2
Every invitation is for a purpose; the one without is a trap in disguise. Christianity is the call for a mission. The message of Moses to Pharaoh was not let my people go, but “let my people go, that they may serve me (God)” (Exo 7:16, 8:1, and 9:13) The word serve is to accomplish a purpose and fulfill a mission that I have for them. Peter said, “…God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him” (MSG 1Peter 2:9).
From our reading today, Jesus called his disciples together, not to come and hang out or chat or talk about the latest trending news on social media, but he called them to equipped and get them ready for the mission. This is the secret; there is no time to waste — every second, minute, and hour count. Someone said what differentiates a good from a great leader is that great leader impregnates people with vision and responsibilities while a good leader manages people who are working. Why do you think God paid the ultimate price for your life? The answer is simple, to join him in reaping the world back to him.
Luke documented that all the twelve disciples were all equipped with power and authority (Luke 9:1). Out of the twelve, one doubted him, another sold him, and one denied him, but some preached His gospel. The big question: what are you doing to do with the power and authority that He gave you?
…be inspired, live an abundant life, and help others.