It is one thing to hear the commands of the Master, but it is another thing to obey them promptly. Being compelled by God’s command, Mark 16:20 says the disciples went out to spread the Good News.
The Lord of the harvest did work through them by performing signs, wonders and miracles to confirm that He sent them.
Some young people and I traveled for personal evangelism to a small town in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, where we were overwhelmingly amazed to see Jesus save, sanctify and heal many inhabitants in the town. Most of the people who believed responded encouragingly, and the need for a building to accommodate the converts was immediately built. A small work had grown big, and missionaries were sent to other places from Nigeria.
It is in our complete and total obedience to the Lord’s commands that we can witness and enjoy the fulfillment of His promises.
Prayer + Reflection
- Ask the Lord for sensitivity and submission to Holy Spirit promptings.
- Pray for supreme guidance and Holy Spirit leading, as He did for Paul and Barnabas.
- Pray for your heart to receive the true burden of unconverted souls in the world, that you might continually lift them up to the Lord. Pray for prompt sensitivity and submission to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.