Where God Sends
1. Where God sends He predestined. In Eph 2: 10, the Bible says “we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do”. This verse is very interesting. It offers a peek into the divine order of God's calling and sending.
A Missionary in his own House
The story of Dorcas reminds me of an interesting quote from Cherokee proverbs which goes like this “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” This calls us to the reasons for our existence, we are created to be missionaries by our ways of life.
Blessed to Bless
To bless is to pronounce words that confer goodwill and invoke God’s favour on an individual, a thing or a place. It is also to endow someone with material or other resources. It is a special
favour, benefit or mercy. The Hebrew word is “Barak” which means favoured or endowed with mercy. It means one who is full even when they appear to be empty or deficient. In Greek, the word is “Makarios” which means supremely favoured, fortunate, well off and full.
From Known to Unknown
A missionary is one who receives God’ mission calling, understands it, marinates on it and then expresses it in his place of calling, whether at home or away. Today, as we begin to focus on mission, we look at how God works with us from the known to the unknown.
Can faith be seen? How can we see faith? These questions are rhetoric in the sense that faith is an intellectual and emotional disposition therefore it cannot be seen. But what did Jesus mean in Mark 2:5 where it is written “And Jesus seeing their faith said to the one sick of palsy, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven’”