One of the cool things about being here in Thailand with the Quick family is that they have a wealth of knowledge gathered from over the years working with different churches and groups. Nathan’s specialty is actually working with pastors on how to go deeper in their study of the Bible. Very interesting stuff. Church is something I look forward to each week because I get to learn something new. I’d kind of lost my excitement for going to church when I was back in the states.
It is inspiring and frustrating at the same time to see the Quick family actually living the mission they feel God has placed before them. Inspiring to see them stepping out in faith and letting God lead remove the obstacles that the enemy places in their path.
Frustrating because it makes me realize that I don’t know what my mission is.
I have a few ideas and I know things that I like and don’t like. I know my strengths and weaknesses but I can’t/haven’t/have been unable, whatever you want to say put into words what it is that I should be doing. Right now I feel we are in the place God wants us to be. That in and of itself is a blessing. We are definitely enjoying our time here, but I look around and see that the harvest is indeed ripe and the laborers are truly few, and I can’t help but think that at some point we must go out and try and win even more souls to Christ. I know the popular theology would call for us to grow this so large that we need to buy an even bigger property. Yet, perhaps the opposite is actually true. Perhaps if there were more ministries in more places, more souls would be won for Christ.
Just a thought.
So my question is twofold…
- Have you thought about what God’s mission for you is?
- Knowing my personality, what would a good mission project be for me to start?