Given the Nations

She knelt before Him. Her head bowed in reverence and honor of Whose presence she was in.

She had on a beautiful golden crown, which, through the years, sprouted long, bouncy tendrils with little white flower-like lights. They moved and swayed on their own, like little fireflies on a hot summer’s night. Her robe was heavy, but she didn’t notice its weight. It was a lovely ecru with an ornate design. It too, had grown over the years and now was splayed out behind her in a large half semi-circle.

Strategically placed on her robe, were stones the size of small river rocks. In her hands she held tiny scrolls, tied with a red ribbon. So numerous, they spilled from her arms onto the floor in front of and around her.

Her name was Jael, a family name. She was strong, industrious and loyally devoted to Him. Sometimes, she came to visit Him with her dear friend, Deborah, but on this day Deborah was away encouraging mighty warriors to be, well, mighty warriors!

When He spoke to her, he said, “I have given you the nations, Jael. Feed My sheep.”

She was overwhelmed by these instructions. You see, the stones on her robe, and there were many, represented the nations and the abundant overflowing scrolls represented the sheep.

Feed His sheep? All the nations? She realized she was about to embark on something big, something very big. She stepped into a movement that would later be described as disciple making. Through this movement she would work with others; sharing and teaching about Him. Feeding them the truth, the knowledge and the wisdom about Him. And, He would share with her and all His followers, His creativity in reaching the nations.

Certainly, many of us do not have the opportunity to travel around the world physically sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus. However, through modern technology, we can blog, vlog, connect on-line by various meeting platforms or even talk on the phone (novel idea!).

God’s word is alive and active and it won’t be silenced. Share, discuss, repeat, all wrapped in love tied with a bow of grace.

Our responsibility is to deliver God’s word and let God’s word do what God’s word does; acheive God’s purpose.

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11

There is something else we ought to do; take God at His word and trust Him. Trust that His word truly achieves His purposes.

Trust His word, trust God, share Jesus. The nations are waiting for you to feed His sheep.


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Author: Terese

Terese is a wife, mother, Grammie, sister, aunt and friend. Best of all a daughter of the King! Terese is a Bible study teacher and speaker. One of her passions is investing in the lives of other women and encouraging them in their identity and authority in Christ. Terese is a life long student of God's grace.

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