In America, there is a problem. So many of us follow a day-by-day routine. Wake up, go to work/school, go home, and sleep. How messed up is that? This was my day by day, just looking more and more like the world around me. Then something amazing, irreversible, climate happened in my life, God saved me. My heart of stone was replaced with a heart of flesh. I was raised from the dead, took my first breath of air and truly started living.
As a new believer, I didn’t realize how important it was for me to tell other people about what had happened to me. How Jesus came into my life and saved me from my unrighteousness. Now, though still a young believer, I realize how important it is for me to spread the love of God to everyone. Reflect the image of God, look like Jesus.
This is why I am in Guatemala right now. When I read the great commission in Matthew 28, I don’t see “go and make disciples if you feel like it”. Or “go and make disciples only if it’s not awkward.” No. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” is what Jesus says. It is not an opinion, it is a command. That’s why I am here, trying to be obedient as best I can to what the Word of God tells me to do.
After saying all of that, I guess it would be proper to discuss what kind of ministries my team and I are doing here. The past two weeks we have been in Guatemala City, which has been great! We were blessed to be apart of so many ministries that the YWAM base already had going. Ministries like feeding the homeless, visiting orphanages, participating in Bible studies and evangelism at the town square. Not to mention preaching in more than 10 churches. We saw God work in all of these ministries.
Although I loved all the ministries, there was one that spoke to me the most, feeding and evangelizing to the homeless. Recently I discovered how high the homeless population is in Atlanta (where I live) and I believe God wants me to do something about it. It was hard evangelizing to the homeless people In Guatemala City, but after I could not stop thinking about how easy it would be to do it back home.
God has taught me so many things while being here in Guatemala. Which brings me to why I titled this Blog “so much work, so little time”. The more I read my Bible, the more I come to the conclusion on how important it is for us to share the Good news with people. The Bible talks countless amount of times about how short our lives are, “for what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14) or “teach as how short our life is” (psalm 90:12) or even the whole chapter 11 of Ecclesiastes. Here, God has been teaching me that my time is limited and there is a lot of work to be done. Ultimately God has been telling me, “Don’t waste your life”.
Michael Becker- July 2013 DTS Student