Sunday was a great day in the life of our Church. I am thankful for all those who planned, organized, and worked to make Missions Commitment Sunday special. The mission’s fair provided a great opportunity to meet and receive inspirational updates from our mission’s partners. The worship inspired and fueled our desire to know Him and make Him known. The message and testimony brought by Jason and Esther Queen challenged us to leave our comforts and devote ourselves to obeying the Great Commission of Christ. I’m so thankful to be a part of a Church that is kingdom-focused and mission-minded. Here are some take-aways I hope you will consider:
1-Be intentional in praying for missions. I realize many have made a commitment to pray 10 minutes a day of Kingdom-focused prayer as part of our “Million Minutes of Prayer.” Consider including missions as a part of that time or adding additional time to your pray. I’ve set an alarm on my phone at 10:02 a.m. every day to remember to pray Luke 10:2, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Whatever you decide, be intentional in your praying for missions.
2-Consider increasing your giving to the MissionsFirst offering. This past Sunday our church committed to give nearly $48,000 above their regular tithes and offerings to support missions! Thank you for your generosity. Perhaps you weren’t prepared to make a commitment or were unable to be in attendance this past Sunday. There’s still time to turn in your commitment. Your commitment helps us to plan our mission trip funding throughout the year. Let’s continue to give faithfully and sacrificially to advance the Gospel.
3-Finally, be obedient to Jesus’ call to “go and make disciples.” For some, God may be leading you to go on one of our mission trips. For others, God may be leading you to “go” across the street or across the room to tell someone about Jesus. We are all called to “Glorify God by making disciples of the nations.” Will you obey His command? What were some of your takeaways from Sunday? Feel free to share in the “comments” below.