Let’s fast forward to the end of your life. You’re aware that this is your last day on earth and are fortunate enough to have those you love by your side. No one needs to remind you that you have limited time with them. So what would you say?
Now let’s rewind to some of Jesus’ last words. Jesus said, “Go make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). He said these words to His disciples just before He ascended into heaven. Their model was clear, for He had just spent the past three-and-a-half years discipling them. He was telling them to go pour into others’ hearts what He had poured into theirs, doing it the way He did it with them—life on life, shoulder to shoulder, nose to nose. How important should these last words be to us, His followers today? We should hold these words in our hearts as Jesus held them in His.
How significant are the words, “Go make disciples,” to you? Enough that they are demonstrated through your life? Do you make key decisions in light of these words? Or do you need to adjust the way you live in response to these words? Take a moment and imagine what your life might look like if you did exactly as Jesus said and made disciples the way Jesus did.