Acts 21:37-23:35Acts 23:11, “That night the Lord appeared to Paul and said, ‘Be encouraged, Paul. Just as you have been a witness to Me here in Jerusalem, you must preach the Good News in Rome as well.’”
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…” Do you recognize this quote? If you’re a Mission Impossible fan, you likely guessed correct!You can almost hear God Himself saying this to Paul in one of his numerous calls to action. And even though Paul often found himself in precarious positions, he refused to keep quiet! In fact, Paul’s tireless efforts to spread the gospel kept him in hot water with the Jews who eventually imprisoned him for it — yet he was undeterred.As we read through Acts, it often leads us to wonder, “How will he accomplish his mission now? He’s in chains! Surely he’ll never get to his next intended destination.” But through each perceived barrier, Paul remained mission-minded and took every opportunity to preach to the Gentiles along the way.In our daily lives, it’s easy to think we don’t have a mission to accomplish — but nothing could be farther from the truth! As Christ-followers, we are tasked with showing and sharing who Jesus is and what He’s done in our lives. That means YOU are vital to the work of furthering the gospel!So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make Jesus famous and point others toward salvation — even when it seems impossible to reach those really far from God! Trust that, through Christ, all things are possible!
Heavenly Father, Help me to remain mission-minded in sharing You. Open my eyes and heart to those You have put around me to share the Good News of Jesus, never forgetting that all things are possible through You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.