Friday, July 13, 2018
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10
I’m headed out on my first international mission trip tonight, making my way to Vienna, Austria by dinnertime tomorrow. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to experience a different culture and to also have the invitation to preach to various groups of Christians around Austria, who are the minority by far. These nine days will be full of adventure, new people, new food, new patterns, and new churches…at times most likely taking me out of my comfort zone. But the trip isn’t about me, but about doing my best to serve so that others may know Christ and grow in a relationship with Him. The above verse doesn’t add “in your home country”, or “in your group of friends”, or “in your comfort zone”, but just says to “serve others”. It’s extremely easy to stay within the walls of your own place and space, but God calls us to follow, however and wherever that may be, using the gifts He gives us to impact His Kingdom here on earth…go and use them!
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