So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit — Matthew 28:19–20 (NCV)
His Commanding Presence
That day up there on the mountain, Jesus assured them of His remarkable power when He said,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me” — Matthew 28:18
Then He commissioned them with the greatest of commissions: “Go and make disciples of all nations” — Matthew 28:19.
Assured, commissioned and now reassured. “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The God of complete authority. The God of complete assurance. Jesus gives you, today’s disciple, the same Great Commission.
Destinations and details will vary, but the commission is the same for all of us: “Go and make disciples.” Mundane or magnificent, the assignment from God — the living of a life that is an act of worship to Him — can overwhelm us. But the promise of His presence is steadfast.
Fernando Ortega’s music often takes the lyrics and imagery of yesterday — including Scripture and traditional hymns — and gives them a fresh setting and instrumentation. In “Hear Me Calling, Great Redeemer,” you can see yourself coming down from the mountain, afraid yet assured that God will go before you through the valley.
Hold on to His hand, hold on to the truth that the commission He has given you comes with the same reassurance He gave the disciples. God will be with you. Always.
Prayer God, be with me…
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Do you feel overwhelmed by the Great Commission? Nervous? Afraid? Pause for a moment and thank the Lord that, as He is always, He is with you when you are sharing Jesus with others. Who pops into your mind when you consider sharing the Gospel? How can you reach that person today? Join the conversation on our blog! We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily