What would it look like if we embraced the call to be missionaries where we live, work, and play?
It is so easy for us to believe that we are too busy, too young, too old, or too (fill in the blank) for God to use us to change the world. We quickly give way to the lie that we are not equipped to be a “missionary.” Aren’t missionaries those who go to the remotest parts of the world and endure great hardships for the cause of Christ?
When we look at scripture, we see that the model for sharing the gospel and making disciples is so much more. Jesus told some fishermen, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” In Acts, the greatest advances of the gospel happened through ordinary people outside the church. In Matthew, Jesus commissions His followers to make disciples of all nations, and in Acts 1:8 he reminds us that it starts at our front door.
We can practice biblical hospitality at the playground, in the dorm room, at the coffee shop or at our table. It just takes our willingness to open our lives and homes to God’s mission. Below are some steps to B.L.E.S.S. those around you. The five practices represented by the letters in the word ‘bless’ provide the model we see in scripture.
B - BEGIN WITH PRAYER
L - LISTEN TO THEIR STORY
E - EAT A MEAL
S - SHARE YOUR STORY
S - SEE THEM AGAIN
In one year our goal is to celebrate 2700 gospel conversations at the table.
Help us celebrate how God is moving!
How have you seen God’s faithfulness in your obedience to be an everyday missionary at the table and beyond?