My wife and I just returned from an awesome conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference was hosted by the SEND North America team. This is a North American Mission Board (NAMB) initiative. In Nashville, we worshipped with 13,500 people, prayed with them, and learned with them from many amazing speakers. This two day event was awesome! The focus was to live out our faith by planting churches, sharing the gospel, making disciples, embracing the life Christ has called us to, and the need to support these efforts.
As I reflect, my heart has much joy and sadness. Joy in the fact that there are many embracing this calling; sadness because many more are not embracing this calling. I’ve written about it before, we need to live an active Christian life. We need to be sharing the gospel with others, we need to be walking alongside others, we need to be investing in others. We are God’s servants. Our task is to first and foremost represent Him!
People will be quick to share with you places of interest, such as: great restaurants, exciting tourist attractions, a great bargain at a retail store, or a favourite book. But many have difficulty sharing Jesus. Why is this? For everything we enjoy is by the grace of God. Why find pleasure in these things when we can find ultimate pleasure in Him, the One who created everything?
Being a follower of Christ isn’t a solo experience. We work better in numbers. I would encourage you to join us on this journey. Let’s live out our faith together. If you aren’t available to connect with us due to geography, please find a bible believing/teaching church in your area. If you are near Simcoe Ontario (Norfolk County), I would invite you to be part of our life groups at The Bridge.
May God bless you as you live out your faith!
From time to time, Rev D posts random thoughts about life as a Pastor and Servant of Christ. He has a unique perspective. Blog entries are posted randomly.