Thursday, May 18 – 2 Timothy 1:5
For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelled in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.
If you have been in church for any length of time, you have probably heard the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, in which Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” This passage reminds us of our purpose as followers of Jesus. But if we aren’t careful, we’ll only think of the Great Commission in the context of mission trips and big moments that don’t include our daily routines. While we do want to prioritize going to those distant places to share the gospel, we are also called to life as disciple makers every day.
Our faith is spread on mission trips and in everyday moments, loving people as Jesus did and sharing who He is. Timothy’s faith was passed down from his grandmother to his mother and then to him. These women followed the Great Commission in their own context, faithfully sharing the gospel with the generation that came after them. As parents, we have the unique opportunity to make disciples of our children and even share with their friends and other parents. We do not have to see the Great Commission as far off, overwhelming, or something we will do when we have more time. We are called to a legacy of faith that we pass on every day as we follow Jesus and walk in step with the Holy Spirit.
- What unique opportunities do you have to spread your faith?
- Who are some people in your context that you can serve and show who Jesus is?
- Pray and ask God to open your eyes to opportunities to live out the Great Commission daily.