Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
It is the heart’s desire of our God that His name be great all over this world. It is already great. He is the only God. No other exists.
This is a prophecy and will take place. No doubt about that! His name will be great among the heathen.
What do you think crosses my mind when I read this? I think in terms of loving Him so therefore wanting what He wants. I want to please Him. I want to be involved in whatever is important to Him.
I am often asked how to keep world evangelism front and center. How do you keep your mind on getting the gospel to the world they say? Well here is the answer.
Look at it. He wants it to happen. He wants His name preached everywhere. Matthew 28:18-20. Have you ever noticed what verse 18 says. He says that all authority or power, right has been given to Him, Jesus!
He has the right to say anything that He wants to say. He says-take my gospel to the world! How can we do anything else.
So this week as you consider what you will do with your life think in terms of what He wants and what pleases Him!
As you consider your offering for world missions think in terms of what He wants and what He likes. Years ago I decided that I loved Betty, my wife! I decided that I would do anything I could to bless her, to please her. If I know of something she wants I will do all within my power to do it for her.
Almost everyone things that is a great idea. Over the years the ladies have said that was good. The men have said that was good.
But now comes the time to apply that to God. What will you say? I say Let it be so and soon!