For the Lord gave us this command when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’Acts 13:47
Missions is the Heartbeat of the Church
God made us to be a light to the world. He created us so that we could be His hands and feet, bringing the gospel to the ends of the earth. When we share with others what God has done, we are fulfilling our purpose in this world. As a church body of Christ, it is our job to participate in missions. We should care about what happens to missionaries around the world. We should be a part of their mission work whether that be praying for them as they serve, giving money to missionaries overseas, or even joining them in their mission.
As individuals, we should be participating in mission work, and churches should be participating as well. One way a church can act, is to start praying corporately for those serving overseas- put them on prayer lists, talk about them in prayer meetings, pass out prayer cards to families to start praying for them. If the church begins to act and really make missions and evangelism at the heart of their ministry, they will see their body of believers come alive.
A Prayer to Remember
May my church become active when participating in missions. May it be at the heart of our ministry. Help me see how I can be a part of what you are doing in other countries. Amen.