There Are Many Things We Cannot Do But That God Can Do Through Us!
By Sarah Foulkes Moore
In carrying out His purposes, the Lord seeks for those whose faith corresponds to His resources. “Ask of Me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession” (Psa. 2:8).
The church can be revived, the world can be evangelized in this, our generation! All Christians must now actually and definitely give themselves to this task. We can do it, and – the Lord being our Helper – we will do it!
Ability involves responsibility. Our responsibility is as great as our opportunity. A worldwide opportunity to make Christ known lies at our very door today.
“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). This is Christ’s great commission to His people. “And lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matt. 28:20).
There are no personal limits. “Go ye!” This command is intended for every believer in Christ. Each of us must serve, both personally and with gifts.
There are no space limits. “Into all the world” includes every nation, land and tongue. All of us who cannot “Go” must pray and give with zeal.
There are no race limits. “Preach the gospel to every creature.” There are no time limits. “Lo, I am with you alway.”
With the love of Christ constraining us, and ourselves endued with power from on high, we can, each of us, within our own lifetime, achieve our own service obligation. If our generation can be challenged to do this – God’s purposes for the world will be accomplished.
Millions Are Waiting for the Gospel
Will you today respond to the call? Will we now give our life, our time, our strength, our resources, our money – to the evangelization of this last, lost generation?
This is a personal matter. The matter of carrying forward Christ’s great commission is an extremely serious and personal matter between each of us and our Lord, who has both commissioned and equipped us to carry it through (Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8).
Let us read anew our Lord’s great commission. Let us read until our hearts burn, and the fulfillment of His commission becomes the passion of our lives.