My mind goes a mile a minute when I hear something that clicks Truth in my spirit. The other morning I was on the stamina treadmill from h-e-double-toothpick, walking away listening to Annie F. Downs podcast “That Sounds Fun,” I cannot remember who was on with her but I’ll guess, Kelleigh Banner – there were so many great points Annie and Kelleigh were making and I can’t even think about writing and walking on that beast so I tried to remember this one point. [Note: longest running sentence I’ve ever written.]
GO YE INTO ALL THE WORLD…
Jesus, when You said that to Your eleven – how exactly did You mean it for US?
Now, don’t get religious on me – the Lord and I talk like this all day long.
I grew up in church – from the time I understood the red words in the Bible were spoken by Jesus Himself I was convinced I’d be a missionary. I didn’t know where or how or when but I knew I would be. Then around 12 I decided I’d be a teacher instead. Then at 16 I decided to chuck it all and rebel. Then at 17 + 2 months I got married to my was-band who had just returned from VietNam. My world got small and eighteen months later my world began filling with little feet!
THEN after about 12 years my world got turned upside-down. Never mind going off and being a missionary, I was downright angry at God for letting my world get so messed up. I was so mad that I did a 180 degree turn and almost destroyed my world.
Fast forward to 1999 – the Lord and I were best friends again because He is all about mercy and grace and I found myself packing for a mission trip to Cuba. Back then, Cuba was closed tighter than a drum to Americans but there I was, with a team of about 12 others landing in Havana praying that God would hide the stuff in our suitcases from the Customs agents like fleas on a dog. He did. What did that mission trip teach me? I didn’t want to be a missionary any longer. I didn’t even want to go on another mission trip. So, now what, Lord?
The Lord kept telling me to write. Just write.
And, you know what? I discovered my go ye into all the world and preach the gospel. My world is writing! And, my mission field is every place my blog link lands. I have these awesome vehicles at my disposal called Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email. The fields are ripe for harvest and I am blessed to be a planter! John 4.35-38
So, you see when the Lord said to His eleven go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, He meant exactly that – and then in His extremely creative way He gave us each a world and a mission field custom made for us! So here’s today’s question…
Are we being faithful to the field He has given us?
This week I’ll be linking up with Inspire Me Monday, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Tea and Word, Porch Stories, Coffee for Your Heart, Tune In Thursday, Dance With Jesus, Fresh Market Friday, Glimpses of His Beauty, Salt and Light, Warriors of the Word, Heart Encouragement, Thought-Provoking Thursday, Grace and Truth, Faith-Filled Friday, Seeking God, Glimpses of His Beauty.