Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hometown Missionary

You don’t need to leave the country to serve. There are dead and hurting people on every corner right where you are. Sure, some people are called to another place; I'm not disputing that. But that's not what we are talking about today.

We are talking about becoming a missionary right where you are planted.

Being a missionary in your everyday life is simply about asking God what He has for you to do TODAY and carrying it out as you go through life. When you go to a friend’s, school, work, the park, or even the gas station, actively listen for the person God has for you to love. Of course, if you are a minor, check with your parents about safety.

Here are some suggestions of what you can do:


  • Read the cashier’s name tag and call him or her by name. It’s shocking how touching it is to hear your own name. Science says that it ignites or lights up every area of the brain.
  • Speak encouraging words.
  • Ask if the person needs prayer.
  • Ask the person if he or she knows Jesus.
  • Strike up a conversation with someone. If God leads you to, ask the person if he or she wants to pray. 
Don’t fear the rejection of man. It’s not you people are rejecting.

Another way to live your life as a mission trip is to pray in advance and ask God who you are looking for.


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