Friday, April 4, 2014

"Lord, Send Me"

     Over and over, I'm sure you have all heard Matthew 28:19. We have all heard that it is our duty to spread the word, but who do we actually teach? We are always asking God to send us to places where we could teach others, but how do we know if we're already there or not? How do we know if the Lord has already sent us?

    No matter where you are in the world, unless you have chosen to live deep in a forrest alone, you are probably going to be around people. Chances are, not all of those people are going to be Christians. Start with them. Get to know people, make friends, how are we supposed to have a spiritual relationship with someone if we are perfect strangers to them? I mean, would you really take advice from someone you didn't know at all? I'd be a little skeptical. Now, if I knew someone well, and I saw that they seemed to have their thoughts and beliefs in order, and were generally happy no matter what happened to them, I'd probably listen to them, wouldn't you? We need to be outgoing and teach others to the best of our abilities. Now, to some people this may be quite difficult if you're not as outgoing. I'm not saying that you have to go up to random people on the street and say, "Hi! Would you like to be my friend?" That's a little bit creepy. We all have friends. Or at least, we should. If not, then that means that it's time to get out there and make some. After all, how can we effect people if we're never around them?

    It's very important for us to, no matter what our tactic, no matter how we make friends, we need to spread the word of God as much as we can. This is why it's very important to study, so that we can more easily evangelize. I mean, we can't teach what we don't know. So, instead of asking "Lord, send me." ask yourself first if He already has. If He has, then that means you should get to work. If not, then start looking, and keep praying! We want to make sure as many people get into heaven as possible. The number may be few, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try teaching as many people as we can.