Thursday, June 16, 2011

Commision simplicity Download

First of all, I've not been taught this at all, this actually disagrees with everything I've been taught. This is completely my opinion and evaluation of my experiences, throughout my life, not just here at YWAM. Maybe I am completely wrong, and I'm totally flirting with predestination/free will ideas. I'm not asking you to agree with me, nor cause controversy, I just want you to open your mind to the simplicity of God's will. How theology and religion isn't what it's about. God never told us to figure it all out, so don't stress- because you can't, and you wont.
Love God, love people.


I think that God gave you free will. He's defiantly put specific calling on specific peoples lives, but not necessarily everyone. Such as Moses, God clearly put a very specific calling on his life. But just because he hasn't given one to you does NOT mean that he loves you any less. It's like healing, sometimes he does sometimes he doesn't. Is there a reason? Not most of the time, it's just how life is because sin entered the world. I think that a vase majority of the time God lets people choose.
What do you want to do? Be an engineer. 
Great love me and love my people while you're an engineer.
Where do you want to go? Alaska. 
Cool, love me and love my people while you're an engineer in Alaska.
God knows what you're going to choose, but he doesn't choose it for you. If he chose it for you, there would be no sin. You don't wake up in the morning with a to do list from God that says take 7 steps to the bathroom pee, use this many sheets a toilet paper and use this many ounces of this kind of shampoo while you use this many gallons of water in the shower... He gives you a choice. 
You want a to do list? Here it is- Matt 28:16-20
1. Make disciples of all nations.
2. Baptize them
3. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded (Matt 22:36-38)
Teacher, what is the greatest commandment of all? Jesus replied "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. and the second is to love your neighbor as yourself"

So much has been put into the second part of number one (to all nations) that these 'Radical Christians' are missing the simplicity because they think its all about where you go, not what you do. Radical Christians are more concerned with the path than the goal! If God was worried about the path it took to get to the destination he probably would have given you a map, but he is sovereign, almighty and fully in control so he didn't have to give you a map.

God doesn't need you, but he likes you, so he's going to let you help him.
Moms, do you NEED your 3 year old daughter to help you make cookies? No, but you like her and you enjoy her help. 
Dads, do you need your 3 year old son to help you change the oil? No, but you like him and you enjoy his help. 

 Get married and raise Godly men and women; you're teaching you kids (Luke 6:47-48) to love God and to love people, you are living out the great commission. You're making disciples, you're baptizing them and you're teaching them to love God and love others. 

Maybe you want to be a world changer so badly that THAT is the cross that you're picking up and dying to. (Luke 9:23)
Maybe it's not about WHAT you're doing its the state of your HEART. 1 John 3:18
Maybe it JUST OKAY to be an engineer and live in Alaska. You don't have to be with an organization or a group, you are a group- YOU ARE THE CHURCH.
Use the gift God gave you, you can't marry the wrong person, divorce is not okay, love is a choice, JUST LOVE JESUS. It's not going to make everything rosy, but its sure as crap going to give you all the answers! You just have to love God and love people. 
If God has given you a heart to be a mommy THAT'S OKAY, HE gave you that heart, you don't have to do it in the deepest darkest places of the earth! No one can change the world, but you, with the authority you carry through the power and love of Jesus, can change a community.
Maybe the Great Commission was meant to be started within your family; family to community, community to state, state to nation, nation to world: world = all nations. I don't believe that everyone is called to over seas missions, that's not what the great commission says.

I've never been taught this and it's not with a rebellious heart that I write these things.
But what if every family in JUST Rome and Floyd county (96,317 people) lived this way? Then how fast and easily would this wild fire burn?

"His holy fire may bring judgment to the wicked, but it builds humility, faith and purity in those who seek an ever-deeper relationship with Jesus. For He promises to bring His faithful remnant "through the fire" and to "refine them as silver is refined." Then, when finished, He "will say, ‘This is My people’; and each one will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"  (Zechariah 13:9)

Isaiah 5