Monday, May 14, 2012

Going on missions, from right where you are...

I realize that most of our lives are non-stop chaos and rare moments are those that we have just five minutes to ourselves. Let us not forget, though, that amidst our responsibilities as a wife and/or mom, we have an additional responsibility on the mission field as well. I know what you just thought, "Um, excuse me. I have no time to dart off to XYZ Country for a mission trip. I just don't." I don't either at the moment. But, I do have time to engage in mission work on a regular basis right from where I sit (or stand or drive or you see where this is going?) and I bet you do, too. 

We have a responsibility as believers to work with our sisters-in-Christ as they grow in faith and come to know the Lord and to witness to unbelievers as well. It should be our mission, as stated in Titus 2:3-5, to train the younger women and to help them as they go, and to be Godly examples to them. I bet God has placed mature Christian women in your lives at some point; these women often use God's word to help us understand how to be more like Him in terms of our role of woman, wife, and mother in Christ. Sometimes our mission field is no further than a phone call, email, or visit away.
  • Maybe you know a lady who's suffering in her walk and needs counsel. 
  • Maybe you know a lady who's never know the beauty of Christ and needs to hear about it for the first time.
  • Maybe you meet a lady in line at the grocery who's struggling with young children and could use your help getting out of the store in once piece and some prayer as well.
  • Maybe you see a tired waitress who is having a rough day and could use some encouraging verses left on a napkin with her tip. 
  • Maybe you have a Facebook friend who posts nothing but negativity and could use some encouraging verses and prayer in her inbox from you.
  • Maybe you have a friend who struggles with depression, anxiety, a sleep disorder, an eating disorder, or any number of things and would be blessed to know you're praying for her.
The opportunities for this sort of mission are endless, ladies. There are so many ways to use our time unproductively and it's so easy to miss opportunities to serve one another because we're too busy, tired, shy, or insecure. I have been there and it's easy to go back there. I pray that we all have hearts to encourage one another. After-all, it's what we're called to do.

1 Chronicles 16:23-24
23 “Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”


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1 comment:

  1. I so agree...sometimes we don't need to look any further than even our own homes!


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