copyright(c) Daneille Gray Snowden
WHERE IS MISSIONS?
by the Holy Spirit through His Child -Daneille Gray Snowden
QUESTIONS: Is missions geography or geometry? Is it the location; or is it the 'people-groups?'Is God constantly calling people to ones who are in crisis, deep pain, and loneliness all over the globe?
Everyone who has surrender their hearts and all of their lives to Jesus; this indeed is something we all must ponder. For all of us have been given character traits, gifting's, skills, and lessons that were learned during our own time of sufferings.
I graduated with a degree in Cross Cultural Communications and just knew I was going to India as a missionary. God did give me the opportunity for a summer internship; yet I never did return.
As my husband and I worked in the pastoral ministry in the U.S.A. in my naïve mind; I still felt so pulled to the mission field. I still felt it was a PLACE. Then the Lord while in my 30's, OPENED MY EYES and caused me to intently peer into the heart of my neighbors, church members, relatives and strangers.
Missionary is defined in the dictionary as: '
COST may be!
What is holding you back in fulfilling God's Purpose/Call upon your life? Is it separation from family, comfortable life style, learning a new culture and language? Is it having to get shots, facing mosquitos that carry malaria? Is it that some places may 'smell', ya don't understand them and are afraid?
FIRST - "Draw Near to God and He will draw near to you!" (James 4:7-8)
SECOND - Repent for being afraid.
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
THIRD - Surrender your will! Totally lay it all down. The closer we come to Jesus; the more we want to do this. Nothing else matters!
Prov. 23:26 "My son give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways."
NOW JOIN ME IN THIS BELOVED HYMN
SING WITH A PRAYERFUL HEART...
'I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS!'
SEND US TO MOZAMBIQUE!