I am sitting here today finishing up my prep for our sunday school lesson tomorrow. We have been covering the 16 fundamental truths of the Assemblies of God and are wrapping up. As I sit and think about what to say and how to say it, I keep coming back to one scripture in our lesson.
2 Peter 3:13
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.
What strikes me is that it would seem most believers don’t live their lives like they look forward to a new heaven and a new earth. We live our days in a fog, going to work, paying our bills, bantering about politics and religion. Not in joy or a burden for the lost.
That fog should burn away in the knowledge that Jesus is coming back, and that we will stand with Him in a transformed world, free from all sin, disease and corruption. That fog should burn away knowing that our workplaces, schools and everyday stops are not just mere way stations of our day, but mission fields that we are specifically sent to minister and to proclaim the gospel to those who have not heard and accepted.
There is no room for walking without conviction of our mission, or the hope of our future. I daily have to deal with people who annoy me, bosses who don’t seem to understand anything, customers who are just angry. All of these people are in my mission field. As christians we are not just supposed to give money and send missionaries to far away places, we are missionaries and are called to our very own mission fields.
The ends of the earth starts at your door. Open it.