Hoist Your Sail # 19
What would you do if you knew Jesus was coming back this week? What would change in your day to day routine? Would you tell your kids anything different? Would you tell everyone you came in contact with about Jesus? Would you care what anyone thought of you?
I recently had opportunity to go to visit some friends at a mission organization in Japan. They really believe Jesus is coming back soon. They live differently than I do. They have an urgency to share Christ with others. Several of the people we met were taught Chinese as children in order to reach China for Christ. One lady shared with me that as a child she would come home from school and stay home on weekends just to study Chinese. She knew from a young age God would give her opportunities to share Him with people in China. He has used her for 16 years in China. It has not been easy, but she loves the people and wants them to be freed from idolatry.
This group of missionaries challenged me, through their example, to live as if this was the last day I would be on earth. My desire is to be a part of the Kingdom work God is doing. I want to look around, see where He is working and join Him there. I want to hoist up my Sail like on a sailboat and allow His wind to carry me where He wants me to go. I heard someone say, “Always be ready to preach, pray or die”. I want this to be a motto of my life. I want to always be ready to give an account of where my hope is found. Jesus is my hope and my Savior. Jesus is my life. Are you ready for Him to come back?
1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
This week your kids looked at the Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:16-26
Main Point: The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.
Ephesians 6:10-19 (The armor ofGod)
Main Point: God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.
Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17
Big picture question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.
- Deborah Rowe, Director of Families on Mission