The Bible tells us in Mark 16:15 to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." This is a command not a suggestion. Why would God give us a command and then not equip us to fulfill that mandate? The answer is that He would never do that. But the problem we have many times is that even though He has told us to go, we really do not trust Him to take care of us, provide for us, or just to lead us. We begin to reason and say things like, "did God really mean for everyone to go? He probably didn't mean me. And by the way isn't that for the really spiritual people. You know, the ones that went to seminary, pray 10 hours a day, etc, etc, etc." But the fact of the matter is that God loves to use regular, ordinary people, just like you and me to confound the wise. All He asks is for us to trust Him and believe that He honors His Word. And His Word tells us to GO. Now that may be across the street or across the ocean but when we take one step of faith He takes control of the rest. Will you believe Him today? Will you simply take the first step toward Him, doing whatever it is that He is telling you to do. Maybe it's sharing Jesus with a family member, or maybe answering His call to go to the mission field overseas. Whatever it is, He will provide, calm your fears, and be ALL that you need. He is indeed a good God and He loves to work miracles in our lives so that He gets all the glory!!!
Director, Hands On Missions