Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 20 - God's Plan for Change

I wrote it in my Bible nearly 20 years ago. A quote from a preacher long forgotten…but it has helped shape my life.

He said “If our lives, as Christians, are not lived out on the wavelength of the great commission, then our lives are irrelevant to God’s plan for change in our world.”

It had stopped me short .... God has a plan for change in this world; changed lives that will effect changes in our society, in our cities, our neighborhoods, our homes and schools and offices. Changes that will not just effect today but eternity as well. Is my life relevant to God’s plan for change in our world? Does it really matter?

Jesus words in the “Great Commission” say:

“...go and make disciples ...teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-29

On a practical basis this simply means to be ready to share, heart to heart, the things you have learned from following Jesus. That’s what it means to make disciples… to simply teach, through your life, the difference it makes to know Him; to share what you are learning as you journey through life. He has promised to be right with you as you do this and to be your helper.

This is why you and I exist…to share His love with lives that long for the changes He can bring. HE has packaged you to do this in a unique way just who you are, just where you are. It is the very thing that will bring true relevance to your life.

What wavelength are you living your life on? Possessions, power, position, pastime, pressure? Whatever fills your mind front and center is the wavelength you are living on.

If you are a Christian and are feeling empty and frustrated in life, look again at the call of Jesus to every believer. It will truly bring relevance to your life. It is the one thing that will effect true change in the little corner of the world we each occupy.

Don’t let your life be lived irrelevant to God’s plan for change in our world. Go today and share heart to heart with someone in your path.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I do not want to be irrelevant to Your plan for change in our world. Use me today to share Your love in some small way. Help me to be aware of teaching what You have shown me in my life. I love you Lord. May my life be relevant to Your plans in my world today. Use me today to touch some heart.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.