I am fascinated when people experience a calling to serve in missions on the other side of the world, and then people from their target country are called as missionaries in the opposite geographical direction.
“Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him” (Acts 28:30-31, NKJV).
This passage is the final words of the book of Acts, which started off in Jerusalem where Jesus commissioned His disciples for God’s mission to the ends of the Earth. Acts ends with Paul bringing the gospel of the kingdom to the people of Rome, the center of influence of the whole world for that generation.
God’s mission does not follow our rules of logic. For some reason, no Christian church is called to focus solely on their Jerusalem. We are partners in missions to the whole world. A taste of “global missions” becomes a revitalizing ingredient to the missional lifestyle recipe for our church.
Prayer + Reflection
- Ask the Lord to give each person called to global missions a taste of how the kingdom is expanding all over the world.
- Pray that the priority to partner in God’s global mission to touch this world will help us tear down walls and build bridges in our communities, so that all can play a role in kingdom partnerships.
- Pray for the apostolic and prophetic empowerment within our movement, for overflowing encouragement, resourcing, strategies and direction to accelerate our missional impact in the whole world.