Recently I did a devotional on YouVersion called Every Christian Is A Full Time Missionary. In this blog post I am sharing some things that I learned throughout reading this devotional.
This devotional tells us that no matter if you are traveling around all nations telling people about Jesus, or if you are an author, barista, store owner, doctor, etc, each and everyone of us Christians is a full time missionary. God can and uses ordinary people like you and me, to spread the gospel.
The text below is from the first day of the devotional
This devotional also breaks some of the myths that the church has brought into regarding missions.
It can sometimes be easy to feel like what we do is less important, than those who are full time missionaries, pastors or preachers. It is not surprising though as this is one of the myths that the church has brought into. But as I learned through this devotional, this idea is unbiblical.
Another myth that the church has brought into, is that we must leave our jobs, careers, or go to another location or nation to spread the gospel. I do fully believe that God will sometimes call some people to go to another location or nation, or that he will tell people to leave their jobs behind to become a full time missionary, preacher or pastor. But it is important to remember that we are all different, and God has a different plan for each of us.
We are all called to make disciples of all nations, and we are all called to be a light wherever we go. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we do.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5: 13-16
“When we understand that work is inherently good and meaningful, that the calling of the clergy is no higher than the calling of the congregation, and that Jesus has commanded us to make disciples as we are going throughout life…that changes everything.“