On Mission Wherever We Go

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So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

– Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)

We are God’s people on mission wherever we go. Whether we are sick at the hospital like Briggs or with a sick family member like Katie, we are carrying Jesus and His message with us to whomever we meet. Even if, like Malcolm, our vehicle is struck in a hit and run, taking time for repairs, we are still on mission. Today, as I clean, grocery shop, and cook, I still am on mission.

We do need God as we go. Remember how Jesus talked with Him, sometimes all night. Remember how He asked and then obeyed what His Father told Him to do. Remember that He is the Vine, and we are the branches. Without Him we cannot bear fruit. So worship, ask, and then go.

I’m wondering where we all are this week. Would you send a picture from wherever you are, telling us your location? You can identify who you are with if you like. It will be interesting to see how widespread our church is.

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