Hi to everyone reading! It has been a while since I blogged, but here is a new blog to read, FINALLY!
I hope everybody had a GREAT Christmas and an AMAZING New Year. Happy 2013!!!
So I know my last blog was about global missions, but now I wanna talk about local missions — ministry and discipleship at your school, in your neighborhood, with your sports team, or even your in church and house.
Most of the time, in an average Christian life, we think of “ministry” for global missions — ministering to the unreached. But while that is so important, so is local missions. We need to reach the ones who aren’t reached — to challenge ourselves to reach who we never thought we would get to know, who might not be anything like us, who might hate our guts, or even people who are so similar to us.
We need to make this happen, under any circumstance!
We need to not only reach the ones on the other side of the world, but also those who need the Gospel who live beside us, go to school with us and live in our town. That is the power of the Gospel of Christ. We can’t reach the world if we aren’t willing to reach our friends and family who don’t know Christ.
This is one of my favorite verses:
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Whether we are comfortable with this or not, this is our task. Live your life for Christ. It is his life anyway. As we live for Christ to reach people in our daily lives, that will move us to reach the rest of the world. Share your faith with your friends and family. That is one of God’s calls for you. Let me just finish with this quote from a movie I recently saw:
“Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine… I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. ..” – Hugo Cabret (Hugo)
What is the reason you are here? To share the Gospel…with EVERYONE.