Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008

Pioneer plants, like the lichens and moss above,
can grow in areas where there is little nourishment.
They help to break down or soften up
the areas upon which they grow
providing more nourishment for other plants
thus allowing them to take root and grow.

We too are to be pioneer plants…
providing the Lord’s nourishment
through His Word so that others
may take root in the Lord
and thus also grow in the Spirit.

“The key to the missionary’s work is the authority of Jesus Christ,
not the needs of the lost.
We are inclined to look on our Lord
as one who assists us in our endeavors for God.
Yet our Lord places Himself as the absolute sovereign
and supreme Lord over His disciples.
He does not say that the lost
will never be saved if we don’t go—
He simply says,
‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . . .
He says,
Go on the basis of the revealed truth
of My sovereignty, teaching and preaching
out of your living experience of Me.’
- Oswald Chambers
(My Utmost for His Highest)

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