How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news?” Romans 10:14-15
First of all then, I urge that supplication, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people,… This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1,3,4
Believers are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, to bring transformation and God’s blessing to the nation. We have the Word and the eternal life in us through Christ our Savior. We have the truth and the life-giving message that can save and transform the life of each individual on earth. God does not want us to keep this truth to ourselves for our own benefits. Instead, He wants all of us to go out into the world and make disciples who follow hard after Christ.
It is imperative therefore, that all of God’s people must arise as disciples and not just stop short after conversion. It is also the primary task of the Church and church leaders, to teach and equip believers to be disciples and leaders that will influence all the spheres of society. It is only when the whole body of Christ rises up with a passion to do God’s will, with uncompromising dedication and boldness that we will see a clear and visible impact of the local church on our communities. Have we lost touch with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bring change to the communities around us?
Adopted from NECF 40-days Fast and Prayer