by ROMAN GUEVARA
16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
I come from a family of preachers.
As of this writing, i have (3) uncles, (1) brother, (1) cousin, who are preachers.
The rest of the family, including my parents, other uncles and aunts, other cousins (on my mothers side) are all serving God through the church in some capacity.
I remember when i was still 15, i was watching one of my uncles preach in our church, and somehow said to myself, maybe one day, il do that too. Perhaps when im like 40 or 50 years old. At that time i felt i was so “unworthy” to “share” God’s word, that 40 or 50 years old seemed like the “worthy” years in a persons life.
In other words, sabi ko sa sarili ko, maganda yang mag share ng word of God, pero marami pa kong ginagawang kasalanan. Kaya pag tanda nalang, para sawa na ko siguro, at mejo banal banal na din!
Well, God i believe, did not wait that long.
I preached my first “official” sermon when i was 16 years old.
Since then, i have preached all over. I frequently speak on various topics in schools, churches, companies, and organizations. They could be seminars, workshops, conferences, camps, events. When someone asks me what i do, i quickly answer that i am an inspirational speaker.
But i share God’s word not because i come from a family of preachers. It’s not because i have been doing it for so long. At lalong hindi dahil worthy ako.
I share God’s word because that is what all christians should be doing.
It’s who we are. It’s what we do. And it’s how we will continue to grow in our faith and experience blessings.
Kaya nga sabi sa atin nung verses na binasa natin today, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”
And what is the promise of God? “I will be with you always to the very end of the age”.
Maraming paraan para tayo ay makapag-share ng word of God.
Merong nagiging preacher. He speaks to a crowd of 50, 100, and sometimes even thousands.
It’s a special calling. May tinatawag si Lord to do this.
Sabi nga sa bibliya, God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. That God does not look at the outward appearance. That he looks at the heart. When God calls a preacher, he can come from anywhere.
Puwedeng businessman,at puwede ding janitor.
Puwedeng teacher, pero puwede ding hardinero.
When God wills for us to become a preacher, it will happen, no matter kung ano kapa dati, kung ano ba ang background mo or education. When God calls his preacher, they will hear his call. They will know God is the one calling them.
Pero hindi lang naman ang preachers ang pwedeng mag share ng word of God.
Meron teacher ng bible study o ng childrens group.
Teaching 5-7 people about the bible.
That’s not so hard. Lalo na kung hindi lang naman ikaw ang nagsasalita pag bible study. Pag me group interaction, edi parang kwentuhan lang yun. Bible study teachers are at best, facilitators of group interaction. That’s not so hard.
Kung hindi preacher, teacher, e puwede rin tayong maging prayer partner. A friend, a relative, boyfriend, husband, churchmate. Yung bang kayong dalawa lang. Once or twice a week of meetings discussing God’s word. Pwede na nga ngayon through the internet, like emails, webcam, or ym. Tapus texting pa.
There are so many ways to become an instrument of God in propagating his word.
If you are reading this devotional daily, make it a habit to share these readings to others.
To a relative, to a friend, to a loved one.
Gawin mo ng habit na magbasa ng devotional na ito at mag-share nito sa iba.
You can be in the Philippines, in Dubai, Malaysia, in Thailand, in Australia, in Canada, in Hongkong, in Europe, in the US.
It doesn’t matter.
You can be an instrument of God to share his word to others kahit nasan kapa.
Remember this, “EVERYONE CAN SHARE”
Thank you Lord for your words today. Help me to understand exactly what you want me to know and do. Forgive me for my excuses. The many times that i have missed opportunities to share about my faith and God. Give me Lord the courage to talk about christianity. Equip me with the skills i need to effectively convey God’s message of love for people. And empower me Lord with your anointing, so that everytime i share, you will be glorified, and your Spirit will flow through me. Use me Lord for your glory. I pray all of these things in Jesus name, amen.