Dear Church Family and Friends,
Today we are going to be taking a look at the connection between our life experiences and our commission to make disciples. We have all had a variety of experiences in life: some good, some bad, and some mediocre. God is sovereign, which means that He is in control. He has either caused or allowed these experiences to occur in your life.
The Bible states, “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). This statement begins with two words, “we know.” This is not a guess; it is a fact that “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.” God is working in our experiences for good as we work with others “who are called according to His purpose.” This verse does not describe an individual’s efforts to achieve positive results. This verse speaks of Almighty God bringing us together and working out all our experiences for His kingdom purposes. God uses our life experiences to shape us for the ministry in which He is calling us to do. He does this while we serve Him together with fellow church members.
Let God show you how your experiences point to your ministry for making disciples at such a moment as this. Your experiences in school indicated the subjects or activities in which you excel – maybe you realized that you were good at science, or math, or writing, or public speaking. Your work experiences indicate your occupational skills – maybe you discovered that you are good at working with your hands, or that you are gifted at conducting research, or that you have leadership abilities. Why has God allowed you to experience what you have experienced in life? He is guiding you to serve Him in a certain area, and your experiences point to it. Find where the cross of Jesus intersects with your experiences in life and mark that spot – serve Him as He has equipped you to serve, for His kingdom and His glory.
May God bless you.