Today Russ Herr shared with our Honduras Mission Team a great devotional from Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby’s book, Experiencing God Day By Day. Russ is using this as his daily devotional in 2019. As the members of our team began to text in their responses it was clear that we found the insights to be “spot on” and extremely timely. Here it is:
One mark of revival, during which God comes to His people in power, is that God’s people are compelled to offer their lives for His service. Many churches lack people who are willing to get involved in carrying out God’s redemptive work. The mission fields are crying out for Christians to go and share the gospel with those who’ve never heard it. What we need is not more pleas for volunteers, but an outpouring of the power of God. When God comes among his people in power, there is never a shortage of volunteers or resources for His work!
When Christians today are asked what aspects of the Christian life are most important to them, missions is not usually ranked as a priority. This is because we have lost track of why God called us in the first place. We were not saved from sin simply so that we would qualify for heaven. God delivered us so we would have a relationship with Him through which He could carry out His mission to redeem a lost world.
Only the power of God can free us from our natural self-centeredness and reorient us toward the mission of God. There is no need to pray that God would come in power. That is the only way He ever comes. We need hearts that are so responsive to Him that He will choose to demonstrate His power through us. Is your heart so filled with love for God that you are watching for the first opportunity to say with Isaiah, “Here I am. Send me!”?
-We are “On Mission” in 2019 as a church and it is EXCITING!
-Our hearts are responsive and we are longing for him to display his power in us.
-Our Honduras Mission Team is so filled with love for God that we are ready to say with Isaiah, “Here I am. Send me!”
-Why don’t YOU stop right now and ask God to demonstrate His power in you as you are “on mission” for Him?