“God isn’t interested in just giving Christians a mission experience. He is interested in Christians being on mission with Him.” This statement by Broadman & Holman Publishers in their forward to On Mission with God – Living God’s Purpose for His Glory, by Avery T. Willis, Jr. and Henry T. Blackaby caught my attention. I am afraid that many mission programs are built around a “mission experience” rather than determining whether our hearts are really “on mission with God”.
It is clear from ALL SCRIPTURE, and particularly the Book of Acts, that God wants our entire lives to be on board with His mission, not just a momentary experience. It began with Noah and Abraham. “Noah did all that the Lord had commanded him” (Genesis 7:5). “The Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (12:1).
Notice that with both persons that God called to HIS MISSION, it required absolute obedience in every detail. The ark would not have been built to save Noah’s family and the promise to Abram would not have been realized if they had not obeyed. A mission experience is only temporary, while being on mission with God has results that begin in time and the results last for eternity.
Which one are you on? Which one do you want to be on? Your answer has eternal implications!
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