USA (MNN) — Is the idea of missions still relevant? We have asked this question before, but InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s guest speaker Sarah Breuel with International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) gives a strong yes.
“Jesus had no question of His identity. He knew who He was, and He knew He was sent. He never questioned that. His closeness to the Father was evident throughout His life, and that’s the model,” Breuel explains.
“To think that when Jesus says, ‘as the Father sent me, I am sending you.’ There’s so much weight because He was sent, and that we are sent. We get to be Jesus’ representatives.”
In other words, we get to be Jesus’ representatives to the world. However, living a life of missions does not always mean packing a bag and heading to a far off land. Instead, it means the privilege of drawing near to God, growing in His love, and sharing His heart with others.
Missions Turned Missional Lifestyle
For this reason, missions will never go out of style because missions is the business of boldly declaring Christ’s love and truth. Instead, the era for missional living, whether locally or globally, is constant because God is the same as He was yesterday, is today, and will be tomorrow. As Breuel says, His heart burns for this world to know Him.
Not sure how to live a missional lifestyle?
“Everybody has people around their lives. That one friend that you’re close with…[Be] intentional about praying for opportunities to share the Gospel. And not only share the Gospel, but…shine Jesus in that life and have that as a lifestyle,” Breuel suggests.
“Knowing that we are ambassadors, they will never forget where they’re from and who they are representing.”
As Christ’s ambassadors, we are on a mission to live into a deep relationship with God and help lead others to do the same. Let’s live a life which radiates God’s truth and love.
“I never come as fully alive [as] when I’m just doing exactly what He asked me to do,” Breuel says.
Ask God, why did you create me? What did you create me to do? Then take the time to slow down and listen for His voice. And pray for opportunities to share the Gospel.
Listen to more from Sarah Breuel here.
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