But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. and you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 (NLT)
Yesterday I talked about God beginning to reveal areas of my life where I have become numb. Numb is defined as unable to think, feel or react normally because of something that shocks or upsets you, devoid of sensation or emotion. Another part of the definition that I did not include yesterday is the word indifferent. Today I would like to look at how we have become numb (indifferent) to God. We just spent the last month focusing on missions. Being intentional as we live our lives. Webster defines intentional as done in a way that is planned, or intended, done by design. Are you numb (indifferent) to what you heard? God has called us to live missionally. We are to be light in a dark world in our city, our state, the nation and the world. God has given us the explosive power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish His work. Are you engaging in your role in the kingdom?
It will not happen by accident, you must be strategic. Just like I said yes to join a Bible study, (even though I wanted to say no) each of us must say yes to join God where He is working. We must be aware of the people God puts in our lives and see them as He does. We must be willing to step out of our places of comfort and engage a lost and dying world. It is time we let go of our own agenda and join God’s.
- Join God’s Agenda Locally
Angel House Soup Kitchen
Baptist Community Center
Bannockburn Food Pantry (South Austin)
Compassionate Hand Quilters
English as a Second Language
Johnny Bags. Just Add Water Bags
South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center
Thomas Right Homeless Ministry
Yarns of Love
In Dripping Springs:
Helping Hands Food Pantry
- Join God’s Agenda Nationally
Crossroads Community (New Orleans)
Bible Institute of Edinburg
- Join God’s Agenda Globally
Abundant Life Mission
Haiti Bible Mission
Hands, Hearts, Minds
For more specific information on any of these opportunities click here: http://bbcfamily.com/missions/our-world
Personal Application: Spend some time in prayer asking God to reveal anything that is keeping you from being 100% sold out and radically obedient to what He is calling you to do in your city, state, nation or the world.
Home Application: Have a family meeting and get intentional about living missionally. Decide today to commit to one or more of these opportunities.
How are you numb (indifferent) to God’s calling to live on mission for Him?
Devotional written by Kathy Spade