So how is your week going so far? Has there been anything out-of-the-ordinary interrupting your day? Have you had any moments of wonder or awe? Have you sensed the Holy Spirit walking with you?
If you were at church on Sunday you might know why I'm asking. Your "living altar call" was to set a reminder to pray for Great Commission opportunities to be happening in your life every day. (Matthew 9:37-38) Has God been answering those prayers?
As my reminders have been popping up on my phone over the past couple of days I feel God nudging me toward two very simple thoughts.
- God answers prayer in small and ordinary ways as well as big and spectacular ways. If we aren't paying attention, we might miss the opportunity that He is setting up right in front of us. In fact, something very out-of-the-ordinary might be happening in our day but it's happening quietly and without fanfare. So, don't forget to pay attention to the gift of every moment.
- It's important to share and encourage one another with how God is at work in our lives. Sometimes we have a divine moment or Spirit-led conversation and then continue with our day without too much of a second thought. But when we share what God is doing, it heightens our awareness, energizes our hearts and encourages the Body of Christ. So, when you're tempted to shrug it off, find someone to share it with instead.
I'm looking forward to hearing your stories - ordinary and extraordinary - as we continue to live out the mission that Jesus has given us!
See you Sunday,
Bjorn's inbound message is called Intentional:
"More often than not, I meet people who expect nothing from God. They never even give their spiritual growth a second thought. "If God wants me to grow, then it will just happen", they might say. Although, that may have an ounce of truth in it, should Jesus "followers" not be a little more deliberate in their...following? If we are seeking to grow into the likeness of Christ, we will need to be more intentional in our approach. Our inbound message this week will deal with just that."