Yesterday we were privileged to go out with our friends and participate in training local “baby” Chris!$t!@ns in how to share the word. When we completed the training we shared a meal and then after a time of talking with the Father went out in small groups to share house to house in this small village. One older lady, a grandmother, who was very shy and reserved, very hesitant to speak at all in front of us and her friends during the training was as bold as a lioness out in the neighborhood. Our friend who went out with her watched. She would not pass a house with an open gate. She stopped and talked to people on the street. She did not want to quit. This quiet, humble, shy lady became bold when sharing the Good news. This lady exemplifies the lesson of Phillip from Acts 8. This housewife, just a regular person with minimal training, was willing. All the Father asks is that we be willing.
I have been told more than once by men who are a lot better trained, wiser, and more experienced than I that we go on mission not for what we can do for others or for the kingdom but for what the Good Father can and will do in us. We spend so much energy worrying about being trained, or having a certain degree when all the shepherd desires is willingness on our part.
Let me challenge you as this little old lady has challenged me to have a real burden for the lost. She took to heart that the king of the heavens will not return until all have heard of him and she is busy about telling. This is real mission work.
Step out of your comfort zone and tell someone near you today,