you can't commend what you don't cherish... Missions is the overflow of our delight in God.
Well it's my second day in KC and I have been staying with a coupld friends in a house about five blocks from the House of Prayer. This prayer room is open 24/7 and has 2 hour sets of worship with the word and intercession. I am just now realizing how it is so necessary that I am here for two days seeking God, and getting a deeper understanding of his Love and Glory. Yesterday I spent the whole day there, thinking I would be lifting up the next two months in Mexico to Jesus, but he zoned in on my heart and my spiritual emptiness instead.
The quote that I put in this blog is from John Piper: Let the Nations Be Glad!- I just picked it up yesterday and the first two pages have already rocked my view of missions. Sometimes we go into missions and get so caught up in doing the work, sharing the gospel, and living the life of financial faith. Even though these are important, it's not the fuel. Worship is. The revelation of God's greatness. His mercy. His love. His grace. His Holiness. and so much more. If we ourselves are not set aflame by these revelations, then we have nothing to give. If we aren't madly in love and in pursuit of God, then the people we are reaching out to will not be impacted by us. The revolution starts in our own pursuit and knowledge and understanding of the crazy God we so blandly worship.
Jesus, I pray that you would give us a new revelation (actually, an old one that we keep forgetting) of your Glory. Show us who you are again. Unveil our eyes. Open our deaf ears. And soften our calloused hearts. I lift up all my friends going on summer missions trips Jesus. Before they even step foot on the field, stir up true worship in their hearts. Let them be fueled by your beauty and energized by your love.
I leave KC for Mexico tomorrow at 6:45am!!! Nos Vemos Pronto :) Chau!