Embracing Change
[4 minute read]

'Though I am free and belong to no-one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. '

When our global workers have experienced change to their roles in life and ministry, time and time again, they have been willing to surrender that to the Lord, and adapt to "become what is needed" for the sake of Jesus' mission. Lately, some have even shifted to serve from Canada, so that partnership with global church and disciple-making leaders can be fostered, while others have had to keep asking, "What now, Lord?" The effects of the current gIobal pandemic mean that many workers are confidently sitting with this question, and trusting God for the strength and wisdom to adapt.

Dorothy Reid, who is featured in one of today's videos, talks about being called upon to be a witness at a trial of a sexual offender from a family she cared for, and despite not wanting to get involved, remembered a prayer she prayed that morning,

"I yield my hands, my feet, my voice, my eyes and ears for you to use however you want today.”

WATCH MissionPREP Equips For Change.

talk about MissionPREP's role in on preparing and debriefing new global workers / missionaries to face new challenges.

WATCH Where God Leads, I Will Follow

Dorothy Reid was reminded by God of a mentor's example, now giving her renewed joy in her missionary service.
Long before COVID-19 brought disruption, God often invited me into things I did not feel fully equipped or best-suited for, yet my willingness was enough.

Adapting, in this sense, involved both creativity and consistency.

  • How might Jesus be guiding you, and those you know, to a fresh sense of purpose at this time, to simply follow Him?

  • How is your steadiness enabling confidence to live a life of adventuring in the Spirit and asking, "Where are we going together today?"

Going live tomorrow for prayer and inspiration!
We'll finish the week with a chance to pray with Global Workers.
November 20th, 9AM MT
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