Am I a sender?
So we like to say that you have three possibilities in world missions. You can be a goer, a sender, or disobedient. The Bible does not assume that everyone goes. But it does assume that the ones who do not go care about goers and support goers and pray for goers and hold the rope of the goers. Paul was linked with many churches and they sent support to him over and over again.
I have but one passion – it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ. – Count Zinzendorf
Do you have any idea the the incredible influence you can have upon modern missions? David Brainerd “God let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am.” If that is your prayer today you are in the right room!
Some truths we must face:
- The Sender is not central to the missions story, but neither is the goer! It is all about Jesus.
- We cannot pour our lives out for the mission without pouring into missionaries and missions projects.
- The American dream is a nightmare for missions!