The word “go” is prevalent in the gospel stories. In Matthew alone it appears 82 times, not counting any derivatives. Jesus is the one who often is uttering the word to his disciples, to demons, to those sick and now healed. Almost everyone is charged with “to go” in some way by Jesus.
We Christians are to be a moving people!
If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Matthew 5:41 (NIV)
As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Matthew 10:7 (NIV)
Jesus sends us out into the world. We are to always be in a mission state of mind.
A previous week’s devotional said, “We are to inhale worship and exhale witness”, we are to bear witness to what Christ has done for us, in order that others may see the love and power of Christ in this world. We must “go” into the world outside our church walls. This is what Jesus did when he met people where they are instead of making them come to him at the synagogue.
God, for whatever reason, has chosen to work through us in this world. How do we chose to achieve that responsibility is up to us.
Dear God above and below in our lives, help us to be worthy partners in these ministries You have led us into. You are our lead. Open our eyes and hearts to see and know Your Holy Spirit and how it is moving in our world.