... back to the street! Our Wednesday night prayer devotional at church, was the guide to proper conduct. What we should be doing to live a life that honors God. The last point was the focus of our closing prayer: evangelism.
Whatever we do, say and accomplish in this life, for the glory of God, it means little if we don't actively seek to share what God has done in our lives. It's hard to do, mostly because we make it that way. Leading by our lifestyle may cause intrigue, but we can't wait forever for someone to ask us about the difference in our lives.
Petra, wrote a powerful song, many years ago, using Matthew 22:9 and 28:12 as a basis.
It's so easy to lose the burden - Take our eyes off the fields // Settle into apathy and forget what the harvest yields
It's so easy to think we're finished with our labor for awhile // Kick back and let somebody else go the extra mile
Jesus said Go (Go!) into all the world // Make disciples of all men
We gotta Go (Go!) to the highways and compel them to come in
As long as there's a tearful eye that cries alone at night // As long as there's a weary soul ready to end the fight
As long as there's an aching heart that still has strength to beat // We gotta take this message back to the street
We gotta take this message back to the street
It's so easy to stay untangled in everyone else's life // Don't get involved with strangers - don't get involved with strife
It's so easy to save your own life - resting on what you've done // But Jesus would leave the ninety nine to try to save the one
Indeed, this is how it works. We forget we are harvesters. We think we need a break. As times change, we want to keep to ourselves and out of the drama. We have our own lives, our own stuff.
Yet, this is the definition of missions. Leaving what you have to find what you don't. While we may not go into the field, full-time as a vocation, we are called to share the message full-time through the course of daily life.
Nobody waits for a mission. They go on a mission.
Any waiting is done, in anticipation of an assignment. Which has already been stated.
On this #missionsFriday, pray not just for missionaries in the field, but for the entire body of Christ.... ambassadors for the cause of Jesus Christ. Pray, the church is reminded daily, their introduction to Jesus is made by those who know Him. May the church be quick to give the introduction. May we hear the needs and share the message. Christ's death brings life. He gave, in order that all might have.
Life. Not just Bios. Zoe. Abundant. Fulfilled. Purposeful. Eternal.
May we GO...in the name of the Lord; for the glory of God. Christ's Ambassadors.
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