To often we think of Mission as clever stratagies and techniques.
We can often get caught up with the misunderstanding that Mission is an event and yet I think actually more like a spirituality.
Mission is a choice in real peoples lives.
Its a lifestyle of obedience, of saying yes to God.
Not just saying ‘yes’ as a one off event when we were converted but daily, hourly, in each and every moment saying ‘yes’ to the promptings and guidance of the Holy Spirit and walking in the way of Christ.
It is about being people who live differently, being ‘salt and light’, exposing and driving back darkness and being beacons of hope that reveal the light of the world, or as salty people called to be combatting decay and making people thirsty for the water of life.
It is trying to walk the tightrope of radical non conformity, being in the world but not of the world. The Bible calls us to be aliens in the world (2 Peter 2:10-12).
We are also called to be ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20), someone from another country representing them wherever they go, almost being walking billboards for their nation or Kingdom.
Called to think of ourselves as belonging to a different Kingdom from the world, living for a different King, and our lives point to him, we represent him to his world, calling his world back to him.
We are called for us to consider ourselves as alien ambassadors for the Kingdom of heaven.
And where are you called?
Where is it you go?
Who is it you talk too?
Thinking that God has put people and places across your path, and building relationships with those around us, being a blessing and shining out for Christ with our words and actions working together as we step out where the spirit leads…
God can and will use everything we do for his glory if we offer it to him.
I’ll close with a verse from Romans:
“In view of Gods great mercy brothers and sisters offer your souls and bodies as living sacrifices Holy and pleasing to God this is your Spiritual act of Worship”.