16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Joel Warne, the author of the "How to Eat Your Bible" bible program has an incredible picture of what the life of a follower of Christ should look like. In his analogy, Scripture is likened to grass and we followers are likened to dairy cows. OK, maybe you don't like being called a cow but stick with this and think about it. Grass, cow fuel, is green, lush and very nutritious. Cows ingest the grass which nurtures their physical being allowing them to be healthy and grow. But that is not all that cows do. The result of this nutritious substance within the cows is milk, which in turn is a very important nutrient for people.
Just as cows consume grass, when we "consume" God's word, there is benefit to us. But it is not enough to just have His truth within us. We must follow the commands in the text above. Cows then give their milk to those around them, resulting in the spreading of the good news. But what happens when cows do not give milk? There is incredible pain and suffering. Cows need to give their milk. It is a most vital thing.
So it is with us. God designed us to share his truth. This message was not created to be hidden within our hearts and lives. So be a cow and go give in His name today!