We Win Through Being Everyday Missionaries – Part 2
“You and I, today and always, are to bear witness of Jesus Christ and declare the message of the Restoration…Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage.”
- David A. Bednar
An Everyday Missionary is a missionary at ALL TIMES, to ALL PEOPLE, in ALL PLACES, to the end that God receives ALL OF THE GLORY! Sharing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through messages and actionable deeds should be an everyday occurrence in the life of the believer. Opportunities for missionary work occur every day in the circumstances of our lives creating access points for us to share the Gospel of Christ, but we must be sensitive enough to our environments to discern those openings.
An Everyday Missionary is a missionary to ALL PEOPLE! This means we are to joyfully share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone without regard to their race, gender, socioeconomic status, or any of the other things that can be used to classify people into various groups. We share the good news of the Gospel with ALL PEOPLE because we are called to minister to the needs of ALL PEOPLE.
As Everyday Missionaries we must be careful not to get locked into a pattern whereby we only share the Gospel with those with whom we are comfortable or for whom we have an affinity. What about those persons with whom we share little to no common ground? What about those individuals that make us uncomfortable? What about people who believe differently than we do? What about the disenfranchised? What about those who come from “the other side of the tracks”? The Gospel must be shared with all without regard to our level of comfort or affection for them.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the remedy for all that ails mankind. No matter what condition you find man in, Jesus Christ is the solution. There is a soul thirst resident in mankind that only the Living Water can quench. Jesus said in the Gospel of John 7:37 “if ANY MAN thirst, let him come unto me, and drink”. For the disillusioned individual, He is the water of hope. For the marginalized person, He is the God who brings favor. Even for the person that does not recognize their need for a savior, Jesus is still the answer to the inner need that they are unable to articulate.
You may never see the results of your missionary efforts, but take comfort in the fact that you’ve planted the seed of the Gospel via a word or deed and that the God who gives the increase will draw ALL men to Himself.
Let’s WIN today by being Everyday Missionaries to ALL PEOPLE!
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posted by Louise Griffin
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:25
I am more than happy to know that I am to be a missionary to all people at all time. I believeReport Comment Link
posted by Katherine Morrison
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:40
What about those individuals that make us uncomfortable? I need to pray and work on this one because I have a tendency to distance myself from someone who makes me feel uncomfortable.Report Comment Link
Good Message. Thank you!
posted by Atrelia Cole
Monday, 20 March 2017 08:19
Great messageReport Comment Link