by Macy Johnson“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” (Psalm 96:3 NIV)
Headed to a recording session at the middle school, I hurried into my favorite shop for a gift. I breezed past the front counter and overheard a woman say to her co-worker, “She must be on a mission!”
I don’t like to shop. Growing up, I dreaded the weekly, often daily visits with my mother to Gayfer’s, the local department store. When my younger sister developed an affinity for shopping with Mom, I was graciously excused from that daughterly duty.
Before darkening the door of a store I select an item in my mind and make a beeline for it. Amazon is my preferred emporium - I can browse through a wide variety of choices from my favorite chair. Online selections may offer more than the local brick-and-mortar stores, but I still prefer to give my neighbors the business when I can.
We are all God’s missionaries where He has placed us. He calls us to shine into our communities so others can see Him in us. Every day He uses us in ways we don’t realize. A smile shared with someone in the grocery store parking lot, a kind word spoken to a store clerk, and a slight nod or wave of the hand sent to a stranger on the street all proclaim we are God’s missionaries.
Get out, get moving! Try different, new things in new places to discover where God is leading you. You may need to release things that weigh you down and keep you from performing the missionary assignments He has prepared for you. Be selective and focused in your service and you will become passionate in your unique ministry.
I will declare His glory in my missions today. I hope you will, too!