This Sunday was one of those unique ones in there year where there is no sermon. Hey don’t get all worked up, there doesn’t have to be a sermon for the service to be complete, there just has to be me you and all the others together in the name of Jesus Christ.
Anyway away with the intro, this Sunday was Masters Sunday where we have members of the Masters Commission Ministry lead the order of service and update us on their mission this 2008. Friends, it was great. I felt like I could reverse the year and join them and do all they did. This year Masters 2008, after 3 months of preparation, bonding, selling dough nuts and Sodas, samos and water at the food tent, they went to Garissa on a mission. I cannot for sure say I know how it was because I was not there but from the accounts given in the form of testimonies this Sunday, it was one blessed ride.
As is my norm, I do not write peoples testimonies because they are not mine, they are theirs. All I will try to do this week is summaries the lessons learned.
God can use you to do many things to perform many different things or tasks if you like. But there is a catch, you need to communicate with God don’t you? And how do you do that? You need to pray. Through prayer, God will deliver you from situations you never thought possible.
We live lives that are so secular, (I know this may hurt a few) but think about it, we want to wear the best clothes, travel in the best mats, buy stuff that we don’t really need, and all those other binge activities we indulge in, other than spend cash on a bible, an investment in Christ. When is the last time you prayed for God to guide you on how to spend some good cash you got? But remember the way you prayed pleading to God to hook you up with the cash in the first place?!?!?!
Friends on this earth we are fighting war with the devil and we must prayer for Gods guidance. Ask yourself where you will go when you die. Discuss salvation with your friends and foes, give prayer a chance and once again my dear reader if you are not saved, please consider making that change because the bible has clearly stated that hell will not be anything related to a bed of roses. Hey you don’t need to get worried now just prayer and God, who I guarantee you is listening will instantly forgive you. Al you need is faith.
It a known and established fact that the Lord hears and answers prayer.
Do you know your calling in life? hmmm!!! maybe you have received it and just don’t know how to do it. Why? Because you have not considered praying and asking God on how to handle it. You may see yourself inclined towards a task that looks very pleasing to God but nearly impossible for a regular mero (local) to perform. Like say you see yourself starting a Church in Saudi Arabia. Well through prayer, its very very possible. Put God in the Picture and you will be amazed at the seemingly impossibilities you can make possible.
These are some of the Masters Commission peeps learn’t in their mission year. Its a clear sign that giving up some time to meet up with friends in Christ with a common agenda can learn you alot.
Remember that as we mentioned last week that Jesus did not go for the professors and teachers of the law and priests of those days to be His disciples, He chose the ordinary unschooled. These are in todays Masters Commission candidates. They are not the Frontrunnerz clergy, they are not the cream of the crop, they are just ordinary peeps who chose a beautiful way to serve Jesus. Some took leave, some forewent school, some quat their jobs, some postpone seemingly important things they need to do just to get a chance to serve the Lord. There is another class starting in September and if you missed and you feel you need to join up, take this opportunity now.
Now I kindly ask you to meet up with one of the candidates to get a detailed report on how the mission to Garissa was, the heart wrenching stories of dealing with the Muslim community, the fear of being killed for being a Christian in an islamic society and stories of Christs Shepherds who are stationed there many of who we get to know when they are beheaded. THIS IS A GREAT POSSIBILITY DOWN THERE.
Please ask yourself…
Is there a place for me on the mission field?
Then pray about it.
Next if you are not saved and you dont know how to go about it, here is a simple way… say the below prayer and talk to a christian friend about it or write to me “firstname.lastname@example.org” and I will show you guide you. If you are far just join a good bible based church and talk to one of the members. It does not have to be the pastor. talk to an usher, Talk to the guy at the door… Take courage…
I put my life before you, I cannot be all I want to be but Lord accept and forgive my sins, be my provider and support.
In Jesus Name
Thank you all and Good Day!!