I’ll never forget the defining moment I became a passionate follower of Jesus.
It was on the internet. Yes, very lame, and there’s a lot more to the story, but that’s how it happened. It was on the Billy Graham website, and there was a link for a pre-recorded prayer by Billy himself. I got down on my knees, finally humbling myself to the creator of the universe, and a sense of urgency and fire came rushing out of my soul.
I share this part of my journey because that’s how lonely and desperate I was. No one held my hand and prayed with me, just some digital recording from cyberspace. And I thank God that at the dawn of the internet someone decided to creatively use ‘all possible means’ (1 Corinthains 9:22), even a lame website, that I might know the One who’s been calling me back since eternity.
Fifth missional value:The mission is a movement
The mission of God requires kingdom advancing warriors moved by the Spirit of God. It will not be accomplished by those who stand idly by. Those joining God’s mission realize that there are forces both human and supernatural that move against the mission. The mission does not wait, but creates. It makes the most of every opportunity. It has unshakable hope that every effort is worthwhile. It believes that monumental transformations can happen over time with even the most minor shifts in a person’s heart. The mission fuels itself with every movement forward. God calls every person to join him on mission, motivated by his love, and offering hope to all people, by every possible means.