On a mission

Last night I was privileged to hear our youth choir, Evidence, give a concert.  In a few weeks, they will be heading up to New York to do mission work and serve through their music.  As I was watching this group of high school kids, I thought about how privileged we are to be called to do God’s work.  It truly is a huge task when you think about it…God is entrusting us to do His work for Him while we are on this earth.

David and I are both very passionate about mission work.  With this being my fourth year going to Latvia, I have come to love and look forward to the time that I spend there.  Before we leave, we always try to emphasize Romans 12:4-6 to our team:

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.  We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.  In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.”

You may never travel to another state or country to do mission work, and that’s ok!  But be sure to use your gifts somewhere.  I’ve come to realize that God does not only call us to serve and evangelize in order to expand His Kingdom; He does it so we can experience His greatness.  There is nothing more humbling than being God’s instrument used to brighten someone’s day or change their life by pointing them to Him.  So this weekend find some way to serve; bring snacks for your child’s baseball team, help your neighbor with her groceries, or serve with your family at the Food Pantry.  But for a little while find yourself uncomfortable; because sometimes in our discomfort we are able to see Him more clearly.

Serving for Him,                                                                                                                                     Lindsey