The Great Commission is truly great… greater than me… greater than you. It’s a huge commitment and we NEED God’s help to make progress in the right direction. The Great Commission is a phrase that gets thrown around at church very causally. We are all expected to know what the Great Commission is, but do we really KNOW how to live it out? I’m still learning, that’s for sure.
After Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, he met the 11 disciples in Galilee soon after to tell them what their next step was. While some of the disciples worshiped, some also doubted, but every one of them listened.
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28: 19-20
I’ve heard this verse a million and a half times, but something stuck out to me this week- “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” The Great Commission is not just about the conversion of non-Christians to Christians, but to help them become disciples. We are teachers of the Word just as Jesus was a teacher of the Word. We have the Holy Spirit living within us guiding others to the light the way Jesus did when he walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. We need to be armed with God’s promises and faith, and when we don’t have the answer we need to ask God for wisdom or courage, but we need to ‘GO.’ He is commanding us to act on His commission, but to remember that He is with us to the end of the age. We aren’t making disciples on our own, but with God in US.
At the roots of my soul, I am as girly as they come, BUT… there will always be a part of me that wants to be a little edgy. This Paige black denim skirt from Nordstrom is the quintessential feminine edge that I’ve been searching for. High-waisted skirts are my jam because they elongate my legs. Red and black can be a harsh color combination, but the dainty floral print softens the stud detail on the belt of the skirt. Throw in another contrasting combo with the stud boots by Mercer Edit and a navy gingham clutch by Clare V and I think I’m ready for an outdoor concert. Bring on the tickets!
Photography & styling by Mariah Massey
*This outfit is not my own, but styled by Mariah Massey for Nordstrom South Coast Plaza social media