|Good Morning Everyone,
Our theme for this month: “God’s guidance”
Our Bible verse for today: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “God is calling you to be on-mission with Him.”
Are you familiar with the story of William Carey? He was a shoe cobbler and pastor of a small church in England. In 1792, as he was studying his Bible, he was overwhelmed with the realization that God is on-mission in this world to save people for eternity and that He has called His people to be on that mission with Him. The rest of William Carey’s life was then spent on the mission field in India, and he played a key role in inspiring many others to commit their lives to missions as well.
God’s kingdom-building activity in this world is the central theme of the Bible. It is also supposed to be the central purpose of the church, and it is to be the driving focus in the life of the individual Christian. God could have brought you directly to heaven the moment you placed your faith in Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Instead, the primary reason He left you here on earth is so you can participate with Him in His mission of saving people for eternity.
That could involve international missions to exotic locations like India, but maybe not. Your call to be on-mission with God could very possibly be in your workplace, or in your neighborhood, or in your home. It could involve humanitarian efforts in the name of Jesus in your town or state, and it could involve providing financial support for missions. There are many ways to be on-mission with God in this world. As long as you are helping to bless others in the name of Christ and helping to lead them to place their faith in Him, you are on-mission with Jesus.
When it comes to seeking guidance from God for any reason, remember to keep it in the larger context of your life’s calling. God will always want you to be conducting yourself in a way that attracts people to Him. Therefore a helpful question to ask as you are considering your options and making your choices is, “Which of the choices that available to me in this instance would be most likely to bless people and attract them to Jesus?” The answer to that question will go a long way towards understanding how God is leading you in that moment.
God has called you to be on-mission with Him. That’s the primary purpose of your life on earth as a Christian. Your decision-making process should take that purpose into consideration.