Ever wondered what God wants us to do? He chose his disciples and apostles and had very specific plans for them. Interestingly his agenda for all he chose was to for them to be with him and for him to send them (Mark 3:14).
So first, God choses so that we can be with him (subsist) and then his agenda is for him to send us. But, send us for what? Send us to preach (speak) (Mark 3:14) and show the way of salvation (Acts 16:17).
Points to ponder:
Are you abiding (subsisting) with Christ? If we are with Christ, we must be speaking (preaching) so that others can be with him, but it must not be mere words. Our lives must also show that Christ is Savior, Lord and King – the only means of Salvation.
Mark 3:14-15 (KJV)
14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
Acts 16:16-18 (KJV)
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.