“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15
Go is my one word for 2019. I chose this word because where God wants me to go this year. As a Global Studies major, I felt that God was calling me to go to work in a ministry someday. God is telling me to go make disciples in the nations and God did call Abraham to be the “father of many nations.” Jesus told His followers to “go” and make disciples of all nations, so we go and make disciples of all nations. As Christian, we have the opportunity to go on a mission trip whether it is local or global and God has placed us in this place.
I have been struggling where God wants me to go and finding the direction in my life. My Global Studies professor Dr, Harper said, “God calls us to Himself, the rest is just geography.” I totally agree with her and she encourages me to find where God wants me to go make disciples. Finding on the map where you want to go is not important but the most important is finding God’s calling where He wants you to go. The best way to ask yourself where God wants you to go is to pray, read His Word and find a local church mentor.
Bible Verses about “Going”
- Matthew 28:19-29 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
- Acts 13:47 – For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’
- 1 Chronicles 16:24 – Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
- Isaiah 6:8 – Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”