Every single true Christian cares about winning lost souls to Christ. Every true Christian knows that Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved, has accepted Him as their Savior and wants their loved ones saved also. Every true Christian is filled with the love of God so much they want to please God by obeying Him and leading people to Christ. So here is my bold statement about missions. You cannot be a true Christian without being involved in missions. Missions can be the overseas kind or right in your family or in between in your church or community. We as true Christians know we don’t have to work to earn our salvation- we only need to humbly acknowledge His free gift to us and accept Him as our Savior- but every true Christian is so appreciative of the gift of salvation and loves God so much we want to help other people have this love and peace and joy and we know Jesus is the only way. That is what makes a true Christian a true Christian. Food for thought.❤
Revival isn’t an event or miracle or occurrence to wait for. It is a direct result from Christians actually doing their job. Christians who serve and obey and worship make an impact on the world that is catchy, like turning on a light in a dark room. There is no mystery. It is our responsibility to be like Jesus for the world to see, starting with our own family and moving outward. ❤
People tune out to missions. We need desperately to change that. Starts with us. We should spend as much on missions as we do on our kids’ Christmas presents because spending on missions is giving a gift directly to Jesus and obeying His call to missions. And if it is not wise to go to the mission field just now, we can support national missionaries through https://www.gfa.org/ or other reputable missions organizations with like focus on supporting national missionaries. The Great Commission has never been changed or diminished in its command. You cannot be a Christian and not do something for missions to spread God’s love and salvation through Jesus. We need to also work to reach people for Jesus where we are. Saving of souls should be our priority, needs to be even more so now as the day of the rapture is closer than ever. We need to obey. People need Jesus so much.❤
God made each and every person on the planet with love, designed on purpose and with a special ability or gift to use for Him and others as an act of worship. There are no exceptions here.
So maybe fasting isn’t your thing, maybe it is. Maybe healing isn’t your thing but maybe it is. Maybe art isn’t your thing but maybe it is. So many options, so many needs in the church and kingdom of Jesus. Maybe you just don’t want to use your ability for God. Then don’t claim to be a follower of Christ/ a Christian and that would be a horrible decision. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then follow Him and use your gifts and abilities He gave you for Him and others.
The church is full of people not doing a dang thing. If you can’t be bothered, don’t even bother going. God made you, made everything that you appreciate, made everything good and on top n of that when we screwed up, Jesus came down here and suffered an agonizing death to redeem us. So what are you doing for Him?
Believing is good and well and may, may squeeze you into heaven, but what is belief without the fruit of that belief? What is the faith without using it to pray? What good is truth without sharing it? What is talk with no action?
We would be in a revival if the church Christians would wake up like it matters. Christians should be about God’s business. He has a lot going on right now. There us a lot of work to do. Christians should be missionary- minded. Christians should not be wrapped up in themselves and the world nor should they ever be lazy.❤
So today was our bi-annual ladies missionary’s meeting. We have a standing invitation to attend by my Great Aunt Evelyne, who is a retired missionary to Haiti. She served 42 years an orphanage she and her sister had started. Neither married but both served God in this way and took care of children and babies for 42 years. My grandfather and grandmother were missionaries to Africa, my Great Aunt and Uncle were missionaries to France, my second cousin is still a missionary in South Carolina, and my great grandparents were missionaries to Africa, as was my other great aunt. So, my hero’s of the faith are family. I have the strength of service to God and love of Him and leading others to Him in my blood. My fullness of heritage is based upon humble service, which is why I see its value and importance and push that message put every chance I get and why I have a heart to see people saved as Jesus is coming soon. And today, I was honored to spend the day with my daughter and mom and great aunt and about 50 other retired missionaries and two still serving. It was awe-inspiring and encouraging. When we prayed, I could feel it. I cannot tell you how many times tears came to my eyes. Oh how I love Jesus. And oh how much I want everyone to love Him back.❤
I love my church. However, I truly, from my heart, believe all churches are not right in the spiritual head though meaning so very well. There are many religious traditions and expectations that have no place in the Bible, where our example of how Jesus wants His church to be set up and carried out. I have no wish to offend and will not call out particular wrongs but rather wish to convey what God says to do (see Acts). 1. Those meeting together should meet in homes if possible. If they grow too much, then a larger place to gather must be found. However, monies collected are to help each other as there are needs and then in service to those outside the church to help them as they can. Nowhere in Scripture is a fancy church building supported. (They cost too much and the real work is not accomplished then.) 2. Believers read the Bible. 3. They sang and worshipped God together. 4. They prayed together and sometimes fasted. 5. They shared their faith with others around them. 6. There were elders and deacons and deaconesses serving in different roles of service to the church. That is it. No sermons even. Everything else is fluff, unnecessary, distracting, expensive, often with politics resembling the world more than the beautiful bride of Jesus Christ, His church. These are things to consider. This has been weighing on my mind for months and the closer I get to the Lord, the more it burns in my heart. I needed to voice it. And being written now, I would challenge a reformation and accompanying revival of the church to take place. Who is brave enough to go out in faith and get the church going as God designed? Change is difficult but always worth it, in my experience. I challenge every Christian. Who are we trying tog please? Us, the world, or God? Think on it and pray and see where God leads you. ❤