Abortion death. But there was at least one save that we know of, PRAISE GOD. I’ll take it. We bathe the abortion facility with so much prayer, all the time! But is it ever enough? No, it isn’t. Our effort is good but it needs to be great.
We had some prolife interns come to the sidewalk this week – their first time. The sidewalk isn’t for everyone but everyone should be there, much like any other mission field. In other words, missionaries such as myself had to come to terms with doing what God said to do and have the guts to do it. It doesn’t go without MUCH PRAYER and SUPPLICATION.
More often than not, missions are done by people that are called to go where no one else wants to go or can go. To be clear, ALL are called to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”, but few take that literally. Sometimes our world is on the sidewalk in front of abortion facilities. Sometimes it’s on the Mississippi River Levee. Sometimes it’s on East Third Street. But the Great Commission is THE mission, it is the Salvation Message.
You need to get street level.
God will do whatever it takes to get your attention whether you like it or not. And it isn’t always pretty; in fact it usually isn’t. The missionary life is not one of brand new furniture and salon-cut hair. The missionary life is one of austerity, study and prayer. There can be no room for self-righteousness or vanity or arrogance or PRIDE. We cannot affect those that need us if they see anything other than God. We are His Disciples to do His work, PERIOD:
- Accept the mission [ours is prolife]
- Walk Godly during the mission
- Fulfill the mission.
Are appearances important? Let me ask you this: If you were about to go into an abortion facility and see a sign holder texting or people laughing, would that keep you from walking into that death chamber OR would an emboldened life-affirming message straight from the mouth of a dedicated missionary/pastor? Being on the sidewalk is too important to get distracted from what we are called to do.
What do you see at street level?
Yesterday, a car comes down the street slows down to give us the ‘finger’ and drove around the block twice. Now, this woman was over 50 and had an elderly lady in the passenger seat. However, they felt the need to do a very ungodly thing to Godly people doing a Godly work. BUT they are souls that need Jesus. It’s hard to pray for those that persecute you, but I’ll bet that you were a persecutor before you became a Christian….just like me.
Take the message to the street, to the sidewalk. You’ll get over people laughing at you when you realize that they are on their way to hell and need a Savior:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9