Throughout our November series you’ll hear the song “Geronimo” by Shepard. If you haven’t heard it on the radio, give it a listen.
While not a “Christian” song, I believe we can apply it to the Christian life, like these two lines for example:
Can you feel my love?
Bombs away, bombs away, bombs away!
In Exodus 34:6, when God passed before Moses, God said about Himself ,”“Yahweh! The Lord! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness.” David writes in Psalm 51:1 “Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.” You may be familiar with John 3:16-17 where it says, “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”
Can you feel the love of God the Father?
Jesus told his disciples, “If you love me, obey my commandments.” (John 14:15) From the over flow of our love for Christ, we obey Him. We have all been called to make disciples. We are all ministers of the gospel. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 3:4-6:
We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ. It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God. He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant. This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit. The old written covenant ends in death; but under the new covenant, the Spirit gives life.
Because of Christ in us, we can confidently live out the gospel and share it with those around us. But it’s more than just telling people about Christ, it’s teaching them and walking out their faith with them (Matthew 28:19-20).
What is God calling you to do specifically to make disciples?
- How has He gifted you? What are your talents? What do you enjoy doing? How can you use these things to make disciples and teach others about Christ?
- What influence has He given you? Who does the Spirit keep bringing to your mind? Does anyone stand out as in need of hope, peace, or joy that only comes from Christ? How can you share Christ with your supervisors and those under your leadership?
- What burden has He put on your heart? Is there a group of people for which you have compassion? Is there an injustice that makes you righteously angry? What can you do spread the good news of the gospel here?
Christ says, “Can you feel my love? Then bombs away!” You can make this leap!