As God leads us in this ministry, we are finding places around the world where the level of eagerness is far greater than we have ever seen before. Tim, who just returned from Vietnam, was sharing short videos and pictures of students who are eagerly finishing the manual and graduating with strategic plans to evangelize and plant churches in areas where none exist. There is no one forcing them or insisting they follow a certain plan. It is the Holy Spirit energizing them, giving them His vision for reaching the unreached, and establishing churches in their country.
While the expansion of the gospel may be taking place in some places, why is this not happening in parts of the world we might expect it most? First, there must be in God’s people a love for His Word. “Now these Jews (Bereans) were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. (Acts 17:11). Second, there must be a longing for a deeper relationship with the Lord. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6). If you are hungry and thirsty for this relationship, He will satisfy your eagerness in Himself.
Where God is at work, you will find eagerness to do His will because God’s Word and its authority has laid claim to your heart. There is no reason why any follower of Christ cannot have this kind of passion. If you want to see God work in mighty ways where you are, ask the Holy Spirit to kindle a hungry heart and an eager mind for His Word and His power to strategically carry it out where you are. He will never fail to answer that request. Otherwise, you will remain empty and dissatisfied.
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