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In his book “Chasing Daylight,” Pastor and author Erwin McManus challenges believers to actively engage the task we have been given. McManus asks, “..What would happen if we changed our thinking? If we heard the first word of Jesus in His Great Commission, Go, as all the permission we needed to do the will of God? How would your life be different if you worked from a giant YES rather than a giant NO? While there are moments when God steps in and calls us to a specific task or assignment, even without that kind of special directive, we are not left without a mission or calling. Every follower of Christ has the prime directive of representing Him on this earth. We are all called to be His witnesses. We are all commissioned to make disciples. We are all given the assignment of serving as His ambassadors of reconciliation. We are all mandated to follow His example by serving others even as Christ has served us.”

--Chasing Daylight, Erwin Raphael McManus, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Copyright 2002, pg 161-162. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV) “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”

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