Radical Read Along Chapter 4 – How DO we share God’s Glory with the World
The one quote in the book that gripped me the most is this one:
Based on the purpose of God we’ve seen in Scripture, shouldn’t every Christian’s heart be ultimately consumed with how we can make God’s glory known in all the world?
How can we even do this? That is a radical faith in God that is needed in order to make His glory known throughout the world or does it? The more I thought and prayed about this and in the rest of my prayer life, the more I thought each of us can have a impact not just here, but in the rest of the world too.
Imagine this….say God is calling you to minister to children. What if you, with God’s help of course, helped to show a child the glory of God? What if you prayed with a child or a teen who fully commits himself to Christ and then God calls him to be a missionary in Uganda or somewhere else in the world. What is that? Impact. In your calling and your relationship with God, you helped a child come to Christ! You did what God wanted you to do and thus showed God’s Glory to the world.
In this modern world, it is even easier to do this. This read along itself that Marla has been leading is reaching all across the United States and God is enabling us all to be blessed enough to purchase the book and to read and have all we need to share this message on the Internet. The Internet’s reach is world wide. We may not be directly feeding someone in another country or showing God’s love directly to someone who really needs it, but we may be helping or ministering from the other side of the world.
So if you think I have I heart for South Columbus, I think that still may be correct however, Columbus is part of the State of Ohio. Ohio is part of the United States and the United States is part of the world. The very world that God wants us to show his glory. So do you have a heart for the world? Sure you do. God may just have placed you where he wanted you to be so that you can through all of those degrees of connections you make an impact in his kingdom. So you can show God’s glory to just a little piece of the world.
With that said though, God definitely calls people to be missionaries in other parts of the world. That person may be you. That person may be the one you prayed with 10 years ago. Think about it.