I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. I pray that God refreshes you and gives you readiness to persevere in what He has for you today. My desire is to be a blessing to you in helping you know God more and make Him known so I've made theses Resources and tools available to you and write a Weekday Devotional to provide insights from God's Word
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. The glory of God is the ultimate goal of the Church because it is the ultimate goal of God. The final goal of all things is that God might be worshipped with white hot affection by a redeemed company of countless persons from every tribe and tongue and nation. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. When the Kingdom finally comes in glory, missions will cease. Missions is penultimate (the next most important thing); worship is ultimate. If we forget this and reverse their roles, the passion and the power for both diminish.”
When we have our eyes and hearts turned toward bringing glory and honor to our awesome God and His worldwide objective of recruiting the nations to be His totally on-fire worshippers, we will not be lured by the things of this world.
There are more people alive today than ever before throughout all of history. When Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators was asked, “What is the need of the hour?” he did not respond by saying we need more money, bigger buildings, better communication, more effective tools or better transportation. He said, “What is the need of the hour, you ask? God is the God of the universe and He will supply every need we have to pull it off. The need of the hour is an army of soldiers dedicated to Jesus Christ, who believe that He is God and that he can fulfill every promise He ever made, and that nothing is too hard for Him. The need of the hour is men who want what Jesus Christ wants, and who believe He wants to give them power to do what He has asked. Nothing in the world can stop these men.”
The main thing we need in order to do what God has called us to do, are not skills or training. God will provide those for us. The main thing we need is a heart that is willing. Steve Shadrach in his moving book The Fuel and the Flame lays out how each believer has a role in the Great Commission. He says, “Every believer is to pray, give, witness, and disciple, but are we called to do more, to find a specific role (or calling, if you will) in Christ’s global cause. He goes on to lay out four “habits” to develop in our lives while asking the Lord to make it clear which our primary role is right now.
World Christian Roles:
1. The Goers. The frontline warriors.
2. The Senders. The financial rope holders.
3. The Welcomers. Ministers of hospitality-ministering to the world from your own country (international students)
4. The Mobilizers. The strategic motivators.
Which role gets you excited?
Which role does God primarily have you serving in right now? How do you know it was the Lord who called you there (verses default of comfort zone)?
Why do you think going on a short term missions trip is important no matter which of these roles is your primary role?
 Piper, Let the Nations be Glad
Excerpt from my Bible study Beholding Him, Becoming Missional.
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