They make it so easy to support a mission field — 39c a day–less than a cup of coffee! That’s a good thing, because God’s missionaries need every bit of support. This is straight out of the New Testament: “So the believers in Antioch decided to send relief…everyone giving as much as they could.” Acts 11:29 (NLT)
It’s also not very difficult to support God’s missionaries through prayer. Just add them to your daily prayer list. They’re far away and out of your reach. This is where it gets closer to home. “Share one another’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NLT)
But it doesn’t stop there. “If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself.” Galatians 6:3 (NLT) Love one another: “Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:3 (NLT)
WAIT! What about the mission field?
Faraway lands. Exotic foods. New languages.
Fields of harvest. Flocks of sheep. Lost souls.
Pagan gods. Strange customs. Hidden enemies.
Whatever we picture when we hear “mission field,” it usually is not the inside of our own hearts. Yet this is where the real danger is–here is where we have to die first, for it is inside our own hearts where God does his most miraculous work.
When God calls us to himself and his work,
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He ACCEPTS us
But he does not EXCEPT us
From living as he EXPECTS us.
Linda Lee Karanja Sebastian