Go With Purpose

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In Luke 10: 2,9 Jesus says, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few so I send you out…say to them the kingdom of God has come near to you.” There is great clarity in the message. Essentially the people are to do two things. First, remember they are sent. They are to go with purpose. Second, each of them is to carry the message that God’s kingdom has come close by.

My favorite bishop of all time may very well be the late Bishop Nelson Trout. He once said this verse reminded him of being sent uptown to the store by his Mother. Before she sent him she told him three or four things he was to get. The only way he could remember what to get was to repeat the list over and over again as he walked. His thoughts may of sounded something like this,” remember to get bread, milk and butter, get bread, milk and butter.” You are sent! You have a message to give the world, “God is not off somewhere else on vacation. Jesus, the Savior of the world, has brought God's kingdom into our neighborhood.”

We don’t wander about in this world as sightseers, following our whims willy nilly.        We are sent. We are ambassadors from the King. There is a kingdom to present, a mission to perform, and all the vast resources of the King are at our disposal.

May God bless your day. You are sent. You are on a mission.

Still in one peace,

David J. Jensen

2 comments (Add your own)

1. CARRIE RAY wrote:
THOSE that or sent are forever seeking the kingdom of GOD AT WORK IN THE LIFE OF OTHERS WHO ARE ALSO SENT.For the bible say ye shall know them by there fruit.GOD command us to love one another.The word also say how can you love me whom you have not seen and hate your brother whom you have seen.

Wed, November 13, 2013 @ 6:45 PM

2. CARRIE RAY wrote:
THOSE that or sent are forever seeking the kingdom of GOD AT WORK IN THE LIFE OF OTHERS WHO ARE ALSO SENT.For the bible say ye shall know them by there fruit.GOD command us to love one another.The word also say how can you love me whom you have not seen and hate your brother whom you have seen.

Wed, November 13, 2013 @ 6:55 PM

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