Honour His Mission
To live a full life, an abundant life we need to honour God. How do we honour God? We honour His mission.
The mission is too important to quit. If you don’t live up to the mission God has called you to, then you are denying people of the treasure built up in you. Treasure must be dug up. There’s a treasure inside of you and God is willing to do anything to reveal it. However, digging is messy. But be comforted because God gets in the mud with you. When it gets messy, don’t run away. Run to God. When tired: Learn to rest, not quit. Rest in God. The mission is too important. So, whatever is important to God should be important to us. What is important to God? His Word, His people, and His mission.
However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.2 Corinthians 4:7
18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[a] the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.2 Corinthians 5:18-19
We are stewards of the gifts that God has given us. These gifts are not our own. Our ministry is to bring people back to God.
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy SpiritMatthew 28:18-20
This is known as the great commission. This is God’s mission. It is the Great Co-mission. God is trusting us to partner with Him. Co-mission means to collaborate, to co-labour, to partner. If you want to experience a full life, you need to start partnering with God on His mission.
For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.1 Corinthians 3:9
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heat that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same is Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?Romans 10:9-14
We have already called upon His name to believe in Him. It is now our duty to tell others about God because how will others believe and call upon Him if we don’t tell them about God.
We practically partner with God through our;
- Financial resources
3 Then the word of the Lord came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 4 “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your panelled houses, while this house lies in ruins? 5 Now, therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. 7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord. 9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? Declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld dew, and the earth has withheld its produce 11 And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.” 12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiek, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had send him. And the people feared the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord’s message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.” 14 And the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God,Haggai 1:3-14
Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid, consider: 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? Indeed, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have yielded nothing. But from this day on I will bless you.”Haggai 2:18-19
Let us consider our ways going forward.