There is just something different about being somewhere on a mission. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, folks. Just been crazy busy, but at this moment I’d like to share something with you.
Currently I am in DFW Airport in Dallas, TX about to board a plane headed to Denver and then Anchorage Alaska. I’m here with The Extra Mile, who will be leading worship at various events. I will be doing as much as I can to help them while I am here, that means audio, video, and whatever else needs to be done.
I just wanted to talk today about being on mission. As the band and I sit and “People watch” it is hard for me not to wonder; “How many of these people need Jesus?”
The answer to that question is very simple. ALL of them.
My heart is simply overwhelmed when I ponder this fact. His grace is enough.
My whole life I’ve leaned, “Give and you shall receive”. I’m not saying that God will bless you the way he has blessed myself and this band, but God will provide if you let him.
When the band approached me about this whole “Alaska” idea, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. One thing we did in the preliminary discussions about it was to have all of us sit down together and talk about it, and we realized that if we wanted this to happen we had to give all we had to God, and let him bless us with this opportunity.
People are often rude. Especially when approached with the statement “YOU NEED JESUS” rather than say it that way, I think Christians should approach their evangelism a little differently. How about we try saying something like, “Let me show you what Jesus has done, not for just me, but for you as well.” The reason I talk about this is because we’ve been told the Alaskan community will not exactly accept us with open arms. It can be a bit of a harsh environment for Christians to try and be evangelistic.
Philippians 4:4 MSG says; “Celebrate God all day, every day!…..”
I thought for a moment about what this meant to me, and I decided that the answer to that was simple also. We must REVEL in him. He is the Lord our God! He created all there is and all there is to be known! What can be greater than that? The answer is NOTHING.
I’m not saying that I am perfect at this, or anyone is. When we hear a verse like this how can we not just stop and say WOW! My God is greater than anything this world has to offer.
Ephesians 5:1 MSG says; “Watch what God does, and then you must do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.” Let’s Watch what God does and repeat after him. This is what makes a Christian.
We all fall short of the glory of God, but he forgives us of those sins through Jesus, who died. Not just for me, but you, and everyone that ever lived.
It’s only day one, and I can already tell that this trip will be a special one. I can’t wait to marvel at what God chooses to do this week.