MISSION (BIG – Day 12 – Acts 12)

In March, 1976, just a few years after choosing to follow Christ, I determined my objective/mission for living.  This “Life Objective” would be the directing force of my life regardless of where I worked or lived.  My personal life objective is: To know, to love and to glorify God, and to be used of Him to raise up qualified laborers in significant numbers – as fast as possible – to help fulfill the Great Commission.  That’s my lifelong mission and goal – one I will spend the rest of my life striving to fulfill. 
Since becoming a follower of Christ, I’ve had the privilege of being called to several different churches & ministries.  Hopefully, I was able to fulfill the mission God had for me in each of those places.  That’s my desire; to fulfill God’s purpose & mission for my life.

The last verse of Acts chapter 12 is significant to me;   And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark  ( Acts 12:25 NASB).

If you are a follower of Christ, I know that a part of His mission for you is to be a witness (Acts 1:8) and to be involved in helping people become followers of Christ (Mt. 28:19-20).  I don’t know the other specific things God has for you to do, but I hope like Barnabas & Saul – you are able to say you fulfilled your mission.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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