Monday, August 30, 2010

Forgotten Mission

   A friend of mine from school asked me to write a devotion for his church newsletter. Of course i was willing to help out. Hope you are blessed:

We live in a world that is often a reminder of the sin that fills our days. The news and media are a constant reminders of the realm in which we are living. But, every once in awhile, you hear of the people whose light is able to defeat the darkness. We hear the stories and lives of the brave missionaries and courageous pastors who have made an eternal difference in our world. We read about the lives and follow the stories of men and women who have made a difference. And it begs the question- what about me?

The majority of us are just ordinary people. Our mission field is not in some foreign country or living in a slum. Most of us don’t spend our weeks preparing for a sermon that will affect people’s lives or write books about something spiritual that will benefit thousands. In actuality, we most likely work in an office full of lost people or go to a school full of hard hearts. Yet, the realization that our “ordinary” lives are a mission field placed in front of us by the Lord Himself is one that we cannot ignore. We may be ordinary people, but we have been given an extraordinary gift. That gift is the Holy Spirit, living inside each of us.

We cannot step outside our front door without the eternal mindset of knowing the commandment that was given “to go and make disciples.” Going doesn’t necessarily mean to a foreign country or even leaving your everyday routine. It just means we must realize that we were given a commission and that we cannot allow our lives go on without the hand-print of our Lord Jesus.
“Then he said, ‘If YOUR presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.’”
 Exodus 33:15

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