Daily Delight

Monday, January 22, 2018

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, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” 
-Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Jesus proclaimed these instructions to His own disciples, and today we recognize these verses as the Great Commission. I used to hear these words and immediately feel inadequate, as if this was a daunting task I could never live up to. How could I preach the gospel to others when I didn’t even feel comfortable in my own faith? 

Thoughts like this lingered in my head until a few days ago when I read a quote by William G.T. Shedd: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” Immediately, my eyes were opened, and I couldn’t help but parallel this to people like myself. Jesus tells us to go and share the good news with the world. I used to think this meant thousands of miles away, but our own families, communities, cities, and states need to hear and witness God’s Word, too.
If you are scared or have feelings of insecurity, step out in faith and ask the Father for help. The Bible tells us 365 times to not be afraid! He will provide for us in ways we can’t even imagine. Like a ship, we may be safe in our comfort zones—our harbors—but that is not we are called to do. We must set sail and bring others to the one, true safe zone—Christ. 

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About the Author

Randa Young

Randa is 26 years old and grew up in the small town of Corbin, KY. She currently resides in Bowling Green, KY with her husband of 4 years. She works as an Office Admissions Associate at her alma mater, Western Kentucky University. In her free time, you can find her at a concert or country music festival. She also enjoys traveling with her family and has a love for fashion.

Amazed at how God has continuously pursued her throughout her life, she has been drawn to learn more about Christ and share her story with others. Since her recent struggle with infertility, she believes by submitting to God’s control and trusting in His plan, our hearts can find peace. Randa’s desire is to help people find comfort and encouragement through her writing while becoming passionate about the love of Jesus.


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