If you’re saying mission is just one more thing to add to an already busy schedule, think about the thinking behind that thinking. Again it’s got this divided life to it.
And so if I’m going to work I’m not thinking, ‘Well I’m at work today and then later on tonight I’m going to do ministry.’ I’m thinking, ‘I’m heading to a God given place of ministry where I will have the opportunity to live out the grace of the Gospel both in the way that I respond and the grace that I give to people. I get to live that out a thousand ways today…‘ I think, ‘How could it be that I would be so privileged as to be a part of the most important work in the Universe—it’s called redemption and I get to do that all the time.‘“The fact of the matter is mission is my schedule. It’s not one more thing to my schedule.”
What do I want for my children? Redemption.
What do I want for my neighbors? Redemption.
What do I want for my husband or wife? Redemption.
What do I want for my coworkers? Redemption.
What do I want for the shop keeper that I meet 3 or 4 times a week? Redemption.
And I want to be a part of that. And by the touch of my hand, by the tone of my voice, by the look on my face I want to represent the One who has sent me.
"I think my job is to make the grace of an invisible Christ visible.”
Thanks to great people at Verge Networks for the video.