Here’s the thing I’ve noticed when it comes to Christians and mission: they generally join God on mission in a place that is familiar and already heavily populated with christians.
They light their bushel with pure intentions, yet add it to the illuminating light already present in a particular space.
To me, that’s a problem.
Everywhere you look people are talking about mission. They’re talking about how to connect with their community, spread the gospel and find ways of engaging the culture for Jesus. But in a bid to keep up with contemporary celebrity christian culture, they join the effortless and predictable mission fields.
Over saturation of Christians in a particular place creates a sub culture that subtly removes it from the community it’s trying to connect with.
Through sheer weight of numbers, the christians begin to out populate the mission around them and in a matter of time they turn insular.
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I have a feeling that God is moving in the secret places, the places where there are few other believers. Click to tweet that…
God is wooing people to join him. To join him in the dark, dirty and needy places. Its gonna be bloody hard work, and I suspect that’s why many don’t look in those places. The blood, sweat and tears is a burden to heavy to carry
But folks, let’s go to those places. Let’s go. You know the places. The places in your sphere that are not glamorous, that are not sexy and that require huge sacrifice. Go there. Be there. Swim against the tide. We owe it to the world around us. It’ll be slow, and it’ll be tough.
But it’ll be worth it in the end.