Once again we are brought face to face with heart probing, life defining, vision embracing, character building, and soul longing questions. Rather than listing out the questions here I would like to lay out some answers that have guided and empowered me.
1. We are to GO!
There is great joy in being connected with God and believers with missional intenisity. There is a big world full of people that have never heard the good news of Jesus. We have One that is with us always with all authority commanding us to Go for love!
2. Sin and Death. Jesus and Life.
The gospel must go out to the Thai people and in methodological and theological theory surrounding countries will hear through discipleship and multiplication.
3. Spiritual Commonsense
What a prividledge it is to be a servant of God by bringing the gospel to the other sheep that are not yet of the fold. We are sent out by God, our church, and many individual families. God will speak through His gospel that will be proclaimed because of the labor of people in the states supporting us and trusting God along-side us for an abundance of souls to be rescued.
4. Prepared Goodness
When I go out to be with the people, I am not trying to rustle up some good works, no, I am attempting in faith to be obedient as the Holy Spirit empowers me in the good works set up by God the father. God has brought us to a foreign land for definite good works, this breeds hope and faith.
5. God’s anointment and His glory
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified….
6. God’s work and pleasure
It is God in me that works!!! I want to know God and make Him known. God will work for His good pleasure and it pleases God for us to rest in Him as we labor and toil. It pleases me to please God as He works in me.
God is reconciling the world to Himself. I want to be an ambassador for Christ.
God expands our hearts when we are on mission with Him and in doing so those close to us experience heart expanding along with us. Conversations with family tend to shy away from the trivial and gravitate towards heart depth questions. The promise of receiving a hundredfold bewilders me, but hey, it sounds great. It is also great to see that we will see our inheritance, not our earnings, along the way.