One of the greatest elements of missionary work is faith. Abraham, the first missionary, had this in his character so he could answer God’s call, leave “Ur of the Chaldeans to go into the land of Canaan” (Genesis 11:31) and follow God’s leading. “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8). That requires faith!
We often confine this type of faith to those missionaries who venture into remote places of the earth, learn a new language, and willing to face hardships and even death. But, what about many of us who are afraid to tell a neighbor, co-worker, or relatives about what Jesus has done for you. The same faith that Abraham exercised is needed for this. Also, the same obedience that was seen in Abraham is needed by each of us. The “Great Commission” is addressed to all believers.
“I love my life as a missionary, keeping myself on the front lines. The image in my mind is that God, my general, stands at the door when I go out every morning; and, knowing what the war is like, day after day he gives me his most powerful weapon: His Spirit. For this I am grateful. Clayton M. Christensen
You are on the front lines wherever you are. Trust God, as thousands since Abraham trusted Him, and watch how He will provide at the moment, courage and words by your faith.
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