Friday, May 11, 2012

Christ's Call To Radical Obedience

God has been working in my heart the past couple weeks and revealing areas of my life that I have been holding on to and not wanting to let go. I am SO easily distracted by the things of this world and I so easily begin to make excuses and justify myself when I sin or when my life begins to look a lot like the world around me. One of the areas God has been convicting me is my wasted time and He has been graciously reminding me again that my days are numbered {Psalm 39:4 “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.} and that I was saved for a purpose and that purpose was NOT to live for myself and be comfortable. Rather, it was to deny myself daily and follow the example of Christ's life {Peter 2:21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.}. 

I have listened to the following sermon by Pastor K.P. Yohannan (Founder of Gospel for Asia) multiple times and I believe it to be life changing and I can not recommend it enough. If you have about 45 minutes I would encourage you to watch it below. The quotes below are from the sermon just to give you a taste.

" The call of Christ for us is, as the Father had sent me, so send I you.

you are my hand,
you are my leg,
you are my eyes,
you are my ears
you are my tears.
You are mine!

Go into the world and touch the poor, the needy, the lepers, the dying, and the hurting, and the ones going to hell and grab them-rescue them! That is the call of Christ.
If your pastors teaching and this church is only making you a better Christian, a better family man, a better father, a better mother- I'm sorry for you because that is only the beginning. The call of Christ is to die, not to live- I can assure you that. " Pastor KP Yohannan

" I am so concerned when I see a church like this, and the appearance of affluence, and the nice things and all the stuff you have. I pray you would not forget a world out there that do not know Jesus and they are going to hell and forever.....
-Jesus, my Lord died for them and I can not sit and be at Peace. That's how I became a crazy, maniac, radical and I have one thing on my mind. To live for Him and I challenge you to come along and walk on this narrow road." - K.P

Also, on the Gospel for Asia website you can go HERE and download an audio version of his book, Revolution in World Missions. I have started listening to this and it is SO good. So often we believe the lie that missions and spreading the gospel is some sort of calling for a special kind of Christian when in fact it is a command to all believers.

Matthew 28:19-20
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 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 10:33
"But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven."


  1. Great post! So excited to see what God is going to do. We had email contact last year and are also adopting from UG. We are still waiting for referral. Good to catch up on you blog!


  2. Thanks! Yeah I can't wait to see what He is going to do cause right now everything is a major fog and we have no idea how it's going to play out but SO thankful He knows and we can trust that. :)