by Bridget Wagner, guest contributor to Bible Lands Explorer
I became a believer in high school; making disciples is not a new concept to me. I’ve led small groups for years and the Lord has walked with me through several trials and dark seasons. Going to Israel, the Lord adjusted my vision and gave me a much deeper understanding of His Word.
To SEE where events happened, to STAND where history was made, and to GRASP the meanings behind parables and stories brings a whole new dynamic to my Bible reading and ultimately my walk with the Lord.
More than once, when standing at a site, hearing His Word and reflecting on what was being said and taught I became overwhelmed as the Holy Spirit removed walls and barriers that I didn’t even know I had. I am able to love the Lord deeper and I have a stronger passion for His work and His children!
Since I’ve been back, each day at work I have felt a tug at my heart as I realize I need to do things differently. I need to seek out the lost. I need to be more patient. I need to care more genuinely. Maybe most important, I need to love more deeply. By making these small moves to be more like Jesus my actions will speak louder than my words as I GO! MAKE DISCIPLES!
Bridget Wagner was a member of the Bible Land Explorer group that traveled to Israel-Palestine in November of 2018. She makes her home in Centreville, Virginia.