Come. Walk. Leave. Go Singing.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud … (Psalm 95:1)

The suggestion is to leave whatever we are doing and “come.” This Hebrew word translated “come” is also translated walk, leave, and go. It implies we are to leave something behind.

Come and sing to the Lord involves our whole being. It engages our mind, our body, our heart, and our spirit with a focus on the Lord. In view of our great salvation we are urged to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice, that’s all. (Romans 12:1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.)

In the Parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24), the Lord prepares everything and invites people to come. But one possessed a field and had to tend to it; another just bought oxen for his work and had to care for them, and another just got married and had to look after his family…without the distraction of the Lord. These could not come and sing because possessions, work, or family consumed all their margin.

At this the Lord became angry and had his servants go into the highways and byways to compel others to come. His ask is for us to leave anything that diverts us from coming to God. His last ask was to be involved in the task to disciple the nations to compel others to come to Him. (Matthew 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,)

You can start that walk by taking a simple step to register at MissionNext to find assignments in the Great Commission enterprise.

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson Malwitz, Founder

Nelson was raised in the C&MA and attended Urbana in college. A Chemical Engineer worked in R&D positions 33 years. with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) in what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext, and serves on the Board. He has been in 45 countries to work with leaders of leaders and see multiple cultures first hand.

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