Posts tagged missions
God's Ridiculous Journey

The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives,
and your father’s family and go to the land that I will show you.”
Genesis 12:1

Abram gave up a great deal of “security” in following God and trusting in His promises. As he was packing up to leave, people must have been asking him where he was going. And what could he say? 

“Oh, well, I’m going wherever it is that God leads me.”  In today’s world we might think that to be a bit irresponsible.  In fact, I would probably be the first to call that a ridiculous thing to do. 

Except that I’ve just done it. 

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I'm An Outsider

 “I won’t do it. I will NOT pray to be a missionary,” I thought defiantly, eyes closed, sitting in my class at church. The teacher was leading her small group through a prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to call us, even at this early age, to the spiritual battlegrounds of the mission field.

All I could picture was the jungle and wild animals.  Surely this lady was asking us to pray for our deaths.

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