Live SENT in our faith.
Acts doesn’t have an ending because it’s still being written, and we are writing the next chapter. Paul got the gospel to Rome; will we get the gospel to our community? Will we believe God for the people in our lives? The same Spirit that moved the Apostle Paul is available to us, and I want us to live sent in our faith, trusting an unknown future to a known God.
So pray for your community and world. Embrace that same community and world as the mission field to which you have been called.
Church, let’s wake up and join the church in Acts! Let’s wake up—we’re not called to give up or let up or shut up, but pray up, and sing out, and read up, and pay up until everyone in our community has heard!
Church is not a building we go to; it’s a community of people redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus and commissioned to the task of going out of the building to take the gospel to the nations. We call that Living Sent.
The call to discipleship is a call to missions. If Christ has called you into relationship with Him, you are called to be a missionary.
We are called to LIVE SENT. There is no way around it. We are a letter of His love. He even taught that we experience His love to the fullest when we are giving it away to family, to neighbors, to co-workers, into local community, and around the world. I am praying to be more and more mindful to live sent daily.
I hope you will be moved to move, too. Like Jesus said,
“Peace be with you. As I have been sent, now I am sending you.” [John 20:21]
God is the great sender.
- The Sender of His creativity when He spoke into existence an environment in which we could experience Him.
- The Sender of His love when He made us even though He knew we would betray Him.
- The Sender of His mercy when He patiently unfolded a plan to redeem us.
- The Sender of His grace when He put on skin to restore us.
- The Sender of His Gospel when He launched a movement called the church.
- And because God is the GREAT SENDER, HE IS the Sender of you and me.