New year. New you?
At the start of the year, we tend to focus on priorities: Exercising more. Losing weight. Joining a gym. Spending more time with friends. Spending less time online.
As believers, we also tend to focus on spiritual priorities: Having a regular quiet time. Reading the Bible through in a year. Memorizing Scripture. Spending more time in prayer. Giving at least a tithe.
But will these spiritual priorities fade away as quickly as the resolutions that cover our physical/emotional needs? Come springtime, will we spend as little time in God’s Word as we do at the gym?
This year, Awe Star has plenty of areas where we’d love to see growth. But our 2020 urgency has less to do with self-improvement and much more to do with the urgency of getting out the gospel message. As our culture spins further and further away from the Word, and time moves closer and closer to Christ’s return, we are praying daily for more workers in the fields He says are “white unto harvest.”
Yes, we need those who will go—who will commit to a week or 10 days or 28 days of active missionary service. But we also need those who will give–who will partner with us in the gospel-spreading, church-planting, disciple-making ministry that is Awe Star Missions.
Most of all, we need those who will join us in prayer that the Lord will call out those workers in His harvest, will supply the needs for those workers, will plow and prepare the fields, and will prepare the way in every way for each team, each leader, each missionary.
If you’re reading this blog, it’s more than likely that God is calling you to join us in one or more of these areas—going, giving, praying–for the year ahead. He doesn’t ask for a quick resolution that you’ll leave behind in a few weeks. When He said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19) He was looking for a full-time, sold-out commitment.
Are you ready for more? Are you ready to move beyond New Year's resolutions to, in the words of Awe Star missionary martyr B.J. Higgins, “raise a revolution”? Are you ready to see the unseen?
Follow His lead and partner with Awe Star Missions in 2020. As we work together with our King, He will empower us for each facet of His ministry and bring the results that honor Him and enlarge His kingdom.