“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 earth.” Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus spoke these final words to His disciples as He ascended into heaven. These words are known as The Great Commission. Jesus didn’t say these words just to His disciples. He is saying them to all Christians everywhere, throughout all time. His final command then and now is for His followers to spread The Word.
Those disciples had to be bold to travel into pagan territories and preach about the living God. Missionaries today are courageous as they enter countries where people know nothing about Jesus Christ.
Many people carry out The Great Commission through speaking. I’m not one of them. My preferred way of getting His Word out is through writing. We profess to be Christian writers, but how bold are we in our writing to reach people for Christ? Are we doing all we can to get our writing out to a far-reaching audience? Or are we sitting back in our comfort zones telling ourselves we’re doing good enough?
David Bryant, in his book In The Gap, wrote: “When my activities don’t link me to the reaching of the earth’s unreached people, I’ve succumbed to pea-sized Christianity.”
Writers – we need to get God’s message out there to the masses. We must do our part to obey The Great Commission given to us by Jesus, Himself. Do you want to experience pea-sized Christianity or are you bold enough to get out there and cultivate Christianity to the fullest? God has given us the means to do His work through our writing. It’s time for us to use our gift to the full extent of our abilities to carry out His command.
ARE YOU READY TO BE BOLD?