Missional Living

Posted by Shirley Ferguson on

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.  – 1 Peter 2:12 NIV

Living each day looking for opportunities to share God’s love with others, I am a missionary right here where I live. Whether I am bringing a flower to a neighbor (just because), or taking time to stop what I’m doing to talk to someone, or inviting a neighbor to a meal, I am doing it for God. Wherever my day brings me, I am consciously looking to see what God wants me to do for Him. I do small things which God can then use in His time, for His glory.

Are you looking for ways to serve God today? Or are you so busy “serving God” that you don’t have time for God? I can get so busy with life and doing things “for God,” that I have actually asked God not to give me anything else because I don’t have time. This is wrong!

My time and the things I am doing should never be more important than what God wants me to do right then. If I am serving God, and He points out something else for me to do, I need to go do it. He’ll work it all out in the end.

When things are so busy, it’s usually me not listening to God asking me to let go of something. This doesn’t mean break your promises and leave people hanging. But maybe promise less, and hold onto plans loosely. Be willing for God to make changes. Be willing and looking to be used by God today.

Submitted by:
Shirley Ferguson
Oakridge Community Church
Clarksville, Maryland

One-Year Bible Reading
Jeremiah 16:16-18:23
1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:3
Psalm 81:1-16
Proverbs 25:6-8

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