God chose you to guide the lost to Christ. You are His most qualified disciple maker.
Christ ‘s Command in Matthew 28:18-20
1And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 1Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]
Christ commanded us to go and make disciples and teach (guide) them to obey Him. He chose us because we are his most qualified vessel for disciple making.
Guide dogs, also known as service animals or assistance animals, are assistance dogs trained to lead blind and visually impaired people around obstacles. Seeing eye dogs are great guides and are blind people best friends.
Jesus tells us we are the light of the world, A city set on a hill cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14) and you can be confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness… (Romans 2:19)
God chose you to proclaim His marvelous light
I Peter 2 :9 says,
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
God want’s to use you just like he uses guide dogs lead the blind. Will you guide lost and blind people to Christ?
You are God’s most qualified vessel to make disciples
The good news is God has totally equipped you to be the best guide for blind people.
1. The Holy Spirit is your guide
Christ said “go and make disciples teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Immediately after commissioning us to guide others to Christ He promised to be with us to help us and guide us.
When you became a Christian the Holy Spirit began to dwell within you and is with you always.
“A chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people!”
If you have the Holy Spirit why wouldn’t you think of yourself in these terms?
We are qualified guides because we have the power of the Holy Spirit in us to help guide others to Christ.
Jesus tells us that God sent the Holy Spirit to be your teacher, your guide:
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
In lesson one, who to minister to, I showed you a video of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games. She is portrayed as a Hero. But look at this clip:
In this video from the Hunger Games Haymitch Abernathy is the guide.
He even advised Katniss.
“Get Them To Like You”
I told you we are not the heroes. We guide people to Christ. And we do that because we have a guide within us, the Holy Spirit.
2. You empathize with lost people.
I Peter 2:10 says
You once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
You were once lost but now you’re found.
God was never lost.
God can use you because you know how it feels to be lost.
You understand how it feels to be lost and without hope, to not have purpose and meaning. You understand this because you were once blind now we are saved.
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. I Cor 1:21
Consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:26–29)
3. You have a unique personal story
You are God’s own special people. He has chosen you to proclaim the praises of his marvelous light by sharing your story.
You have your very unique testimony of how God rescued you.
Using “Your Story” is one of the best ways I know to begin to guide lost people to Christ.
No one else has a testimony like you have. Of all the Christians in the World your story of salvation is different .
In my next lesson you’ll discover How to use your story to begin to make disciples.
You are God’s most qualified vessel for disciple making.
You have the Holy spirit to guide you as you guide others to Christ. You were once lost and now you’re found so you can identify with lost people. You have a very unique story to share.
Since you are so well qualified, Will you begin to share Christ with others today?