Answer God's Call to Missions
When God calls you to the mission field, if you turn Him down, you may be missing out on the biggest blessing of your life. I remember years ago when God said to me to go to the Philippines and my response was in your dreams. I do not want to go to the Philippines nor do I even want to leave the country. God kept telling me to go and finally I told Him that it was going to cost around $3000 for us to go, so if He wanted me to go He would have to provide what I needed because there was no way I had it. My wife and I needed our passports and we needed the airfare plus expenses for the trip and we only had three weeks before we were to leave. Well to make a long story short, not only did God provide all we needed plus, He did it in a week and a half. We got our passports in less than a week and we had managed to raise about $3500. I think God really wanted us to go to the Philippines.
It was when we got to the Philippines that we understood the importance of our accepting the call of God when He says to go. The moment our plane touched down in Cebu Philippines, my wife and I looked at each other and we knew. We knew that this was where we belonged and we knew that the Philippines would become our mission field. Since our first trip God has shown us some of the most amazing things. He has taught us many things but I think the most valuable thing He taught us, is obedience. Though I was reluctant to answer the call, I did and I have never regretted that decision at all.
My wife and I recently returned from a trip to the Philippines where God used us in a mighty way. We had planned our trip for over a year and just before we were to leave, the Philippines was hit with the largest storm ever recorded with winds over 235 mph. The storm had a name and it was Typhoon Yolanda. Yolanda tore through the islands leaving death and destruction in its path. It leveled cities to nothing more than rubble. It took away life as if it were just a leaf on a tree. No matter how you say it, it was the most destructive storm ever. My wife and I did not change our plans but we did have to adjust to our schedule. Some of the things we had planned were cancelled but other things replaced them things that were going to touch people’s lives forever.
You see there is a very important reason why God chooses those who will be willing to answer His call. The reason may seem so far out in left field for us but it will be the best answer to what we need. In Isaiah 55 the bible says “for my ways are not your ways nor are my thoughts your thoughts declares the Lord”. We may not understand why He chose us or why He wants to use us but when we surrender to His call there will be no doubt in our minds that we had made the right choice. If I could give you any advice, I would tell you if you know that God is calling you and you are reluctant to answer, please do and it will be the best decision you have ever made. Your life will be changed forever and you will never be the same again, no never.
God bless you and allow God to change your life, I know I did and I have never regretted that decision, EVER!
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An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.