Sunday, November 13, 2005

Mission-ary Statement

We do not have it all figured out.
We do not have the entire Bible memorized.
We do not live off of $2 a day while in America.
We are not always praying and fasting.
We make many mistakes.
And we do not have all the answers that may lead someone to actually believe in Christ.

"How then will they call on Him in who they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent?" --Romans 10:14

We are called into the mission field.

A field where the harvest is plentiful;
A field that is diverse by all means of the word;
A field that is in desperate need of caring, attention, and love.
A field lacking laborers.

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" --Isaiah 6:8

We are the workers who have responded.

We are His messengers of peace.
We are His laborers of love.
We are His bondservants of faith.
We are His children of hope.

"But now, O Lord, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter; and all of us are the work of Your hand." --Isaiah 64:8

Shaped in conformity to His will and good pleasure.

Made to share the joy of His gospel;
The mystery of His Son, Jesus Christ.
That in death we are brought to life--
His blood for our sins;
His resurrection for our eternal souls.

"'Holy, holy holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.'" --Revelation 4:8

All by His grace. All for His glory.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for that post my brother.
    from,
    Deirdre

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  2. Shannon Butler11:05 AM

    Andrew, your words are challenging and encouraging for a fellow missionary. Thank you for seeking the Lord with your whole heart and sharing what you are learning with others.
    Your sis,
    Shannon

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