Tuesday, September 2, 2014

5 Tips For Doing Missions God's Way


Ephesians 2:10 & Matthew 5:14-16

#1:  Remember That God's The Designer Of Your Life - Not You! 

"For we are God's workmanship ..."

Did you notice that it said that we are God's workmanship?  He is the one who created us to be what He wants us to be.  We don't tell God what we will or won't be!  God is the one who determines the role that we are to play in the area of missions.

#2:  The Venue For God's Creative Work Is In Christ - Not In The World!

" ... created in Christ Jesus ..."

The place that this transformation and the new creation that we are becoming happens "In Christ"!  We are to be enveloped by Christ, like a cocoon, that allows the transformation of our lives to take place.  We will never become what God intends for us to be and the kind of missionaries He intends for us to be if we try to do it in a worldly manner.  WE MUST STAY CONNECT TO JESUS!

#3:  The Purpose For God's Creative Work Is To Produce Ministry Through You - Not For You!

" ... created in Christ to do good works..."  

The work of ministry and missions is not for us but to be done through us for others.  Our work of missions isn't primarily to make us fee fulfilled or good (thought it will) but the primary purpose for ministry and missions is to help others still caught in the bonds of sin.

#4:  The Missional Work You Are To Do Is Determined By God - Not You!

"... which God prepared in advance. for us to do."  

Did you see that? God is the one doing the preparing of the work that you and I will do.  We don't chose. We are to trust and obey God in doing the assignment that He has given us to do.

#5:  We Are To Do Missions In A Way That Bring Glory To God - Not Us!

"Let your light so shine before men that they see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven."  Matthew 5:16

When you do good deeds as a ministry to others it is not for you to look good and thereby get the praise - it is to make God look good and for Him to get the praise. ALWAYS!  

I hope you found this devotional to be helpful and encouraging.  If you did please take a few moments and share this devotional on Facebook and Twitter.  Take care and God bless.

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