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The Point is Not More Babies…It’s More Disciples

by Kelly Crawford

Little child on the beachWe all have ideas about what we think “works” best in ministry, yet most of us neglect the most basic mission field God has given us.

I read the parable in Matthew that Jesus told of the Master who left his servants with different amounts of money while he went on a trip. When he came back, two of the servants had invested the money and multiplied it. One of the servants had hidden the money and only had what he was left with.

When I asked my children how they thought this applied to us (as there are clearly several applications), one of my children said, “It could be related to having children.” I had never thought of that before.

God has given us the unbelievable privilege–and I’ll say duty–to multiply what He has give us…to increase the Kingdom, right here in our own little domain. But it’s not just about numbers. What will He have to say to us when He asks us about our investments?

Have we poured into the lives of these people–our disciples–multiplying what He has given us?

We are called to make disciples and it begins in our home.


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Annette December 18, 2008 - 3:03 pm

I never thought of that before either! (about the parable)
Good point!

American Maiden December 18, 2008 - 5:33 pm

Very well said! I think it is very easy to lose this focus. Though I speak as an unmarried daughter serving in my father’s home I would like to suggest that sometimes we women get so excited about the babies and lose the perspective of why we have them. Instead of training disciples, we ‘dote’ too much or, when the going gets tough, don’t finish well.
Thanks for the post.

God's Dancing Child December 18, 2008 - 6:10 pm

Uh… I am sorry to add-in here, but did I miss something? Are you with child again? If so, that’s fantastic! I just don’t remember reading it here. I read it somewhere else (which is why I am asking here! LOL).

Word Warrior December 18, 2008 - 6:15 pm

God’s DC,

Yes…we are. Here’s the “announcement” post, although I posted the ticker on the side bar first 😉

God's Dancing Child December 18, 2008 - 6:19 pm

How the heck did I even miss that?? Congratulations! 😀

Misty Smith December 19, 2008 - 12:02 am

This is great.

Tracy December 19, 2008 - 3:51 am

So true. I have two blessings. I’m
making into follwers of Jesus.
Wish I could have more but can’t. I’ll be thankful for what I have.
Who knows maybe God will give me a miracle.


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