Monday, August 09, 2010

HEY YOU

Okay, now that I have your attention.....there is something I need to say.
No witty stories, no recalled memories......just the facts.
I want you to take a moment and think of someone who works for a ministry in your city.....Youth for Christ, a pregnancy resource centre, Teen Challenge.....whatever......good, you got someone in mind? There name in your head....great.
That person is a missionary. For those who are unsure, still struggling with the concept.....THAT PERSON IS A MISSIONARY.
Did you know that currently other countries are sending missionaries to North America, to seek and save the lost?
We act all self righteous, sending people abroad, to further the Kingdom of God, and yet there are missionaries here, who need our help, and we continue to ignore. There are people in ministry in our very towns and cities, who struggle to make ends meet, who may not receive a pay cheque every pay day, because there isn't enough funding. There are missionaries in my own city, who continue to live below the poverty line, because they are called to be in service to Christ.
Now I am not saying that we are not to rely on Jesus for our needs. I have come to understand that in a huge way. God continues to provide....and I watch these people continue to give it over to God.
And.....I am blessed....I have a church who understands local missionaries....and makes sure that we don't go without. I have a church, who upholds, and supports local ministries.
As I write this, I know that I am also to blame. I need to support these same people I am talking about.....and commit to do so......what about you?

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