“…and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9b
Dayna opened our second day of World Mandate 2019 by sharing glimpses into her story. Her incredible surrender to God and journey through the nations challenged us to say yes again to being a people of surrender who answer the call of the Great Commission to go.
WE ARE ALL CALLED TO GO. THAT IS THE DEFAULT, UNLESS HE TELLS YOU TO STAY.
We were made to live a life on mission, but in some this call to go may evoke fear. But even as we listened to Dayna, hearing the story of someone in front of us who has gone, we are empowered to do it ourselves.
THERE IS NOTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL IN ALL THE WORLD THAN TO SEE SOMEONE EXPERIENCING HIS LOVE.
When we step out in faith and surrender to the call to go, we meet Him there. That is where it starts, realizing the beauty of Jesus, and that is why we go, to see others overcome by His beauty.
IN RESPONSE //
Dayna’s sermon was stirring, and there are a couple key ways that we can continue to dive deeper in our response.
Three thoughts and questions to help you continue respond:
- It is not about gifting. It is about availability.
Are we making ourselves available to God? Or are we disqualifying ourselves before we even get started on the basis of our giftings? God can use anyone who is willing to surrender and submit themselves to Him. And when we make ourselves available to Him, not only are we transformed but we see people touched by God.
- Am I fully surrendered to being a going person or a staying person?
Have we taken the time to ask this question? Or if we have asked this question, have we asked recently? What is the God inviting us into in this next season? Whether the Lord calls us to go or to stay, we want to be a people of conviction and mission.
- Start praying for something, and God will give you a heart for it.
Whether it is continuing to pray for something God has been speaking to us, or a new vision or challenge to press into, we are called to be a people who carry things in prayer. It is through prayer that we get God’s perspective, compelling us with love and giving us His heart.