Give me a word, Lord: MISSIONS

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Matthew 28:16-20 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

I love Isaiah 6:8. It’s been a favorite verse since our first mission trip abroad. That trip really opened my eyes to the fact that there are so many lost people out there who need Jesus! I grew up in a Christian home with a daddy that truly loves the Lord. I have been in church my whole life…like literally Daddy has us there the first Sunday after we were born! I’ve been surrounded by Christians my entire life. I guess I’ve been living in a big old Christian bubble.

The problem I recognized after our first mission trip to Peru was that there are a whole lot of people on this earth that don’t know Christ. To take it a step further, our pastor conducted an evangelism training course a couple of years ago. This challenged me to ask people more often about their relationship with Christ. In doing so I learned that people I had known for many years were totally lost. I made the mistake of assuming everyone around me knew Christ just like I did, but a lot of folks did not! That broke my heart, and at the same time, it put a fire inside of me that can not be quenched. I don’t want people dying and going to hell. There are only two final addresses for all of us: Heaven or Hell. We get the luxury of choosing our final abode: a mansion In heaven or a burning pit of fire. Christ died on the cross for my sins and your sins, and He rose from the grave. He defeated death, and in doing so He gave us the greatest gift we could ever receive. My friend, Ally, and I were discussing this yesterday and talking about how sad it is to know that people will go to hell. She said, “The saddest part about it is that they just don’t accept the FREE gift that was given.”

Peeps, salvation costs us nothing, nada, not even a penny, but it cost Christ everything! He promises us eternity with Him. We only have to accept the gift. If you haven’t accepted this precious gift, what are you waiting for? Holler at your girl if you need to talk. If you have accepted the Gift, are you sharing Him with others? Let the great commission be your mission!

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