My family and I have been blessed to come to serve at Hamilton and Lamkin. In our short time of living in this community, we have gotten to see a lot of the hearts of this community. I have truly gotten to see people with a heart for missions. God is always calling us into the mission field.
The mission field looks different to each of us but we are all called, by God, for His work. The mission can take place inside a nursing home, the grocery store, at the park and places much further. The mission field can take place in our own community, areas surrounding us and areas several miles away. However God is calling you, how do you respond? How is He calling you to serve?
Not only does the mission field take place all over this earth, but how we are called to serve can differ also. Some of us are to serve with our ability to build up structures, some are called to provide meals. Some of us are being led to go and lead bible study groups while some are to lead worship services. Possibly you are the ones that are called to fund the missions or the ones that are known as Prayer Warriors. No matter how the Holy Spirit is leading you to serve, how are you responding to that call?
Treasures of the Transformed life by John Ed Mathison sums it up beautifully with, “In John 13:1-17, there’s a beautiful story about Jesus and his closest followers, the disciples. It takes place during his last days on earth, and he chooses to spend his time teaching a valuable lesson about humble service to others. Rather than focusing on himself, he chooses to wash their feet.”
Jesus provides many examples of how we are to live this life. Here, we see that we are called to meet the needs of others with a humble heart and love.
The mission field needs you, the Holy Spirit is urging you to participate in His church as the body of Christ. How do you respond?
In His Love,