Scripture: Colossians 1:18
God has a mission. He created the family to subdue the earth to raise godly children (Malachi 2:15). He created the church to accomplish the same thing. Both have been designed to resemble each other. The reason for this is to glorify God (Ephesians 1:3-14). Everything is about and created for glorifying God. This has been true from the beginning of time. Jesus has a mission. God sent Jesus to the earth for this same mission: to glorify God by raising godly children (disciples). Notice that Jesus has called us to do exactly what His Father commissioned Him to do. The church is the gathering of disciples. And, disciples love their Father. The church has the mission now. The church is not a building. It is so much more than that! The church is a family with the same mission. This family is in covenant to accomplish the family’s business. Jesus describes the church as “His body.” The body has many parts, meaning that God has given us each our own ways of accomplishing this mission. This is important because it is through the church (family) that God has chosen to accomplish His mission. The church is called to glorify God on the earth and to raise children (disciples) to do the same. Since the church loves their God, it is inevitable that the church loves its mission: to make their God famous. His “body” moves throughout the earth, sharing their Father and Master everywhere, and finds great joy in doing it. You are His child. Embrace Daddy’s mission.
Father, thank You for making me Your own. Thank You for wanting me. May I, by Your Holy Spirit, love and enjoy making You famous on the earth. Engrave the mission in my soul so that I can engrave it on the earth. May I always be about Your mission, not mine. Put people in my path so that I can share You with them. You are all about re-birthing children. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
· Read Colossians 1.
· Share the Gospel with someone today.
· Do you love the church’s mission? How has God fashioned you to do your part?