Thursday, October 11, 2012

homemade missions Day #11

raising modern day knights is one of my circles of influence!
homemade missions starts right where you live.  God has placed you in a strategic circle of influence that He designed you for.  Perhaps, like me, you are a wife and mother.  Your home and your family are your first (and most important) circle of influence.  But maybe you are a single person, working a 9-5 job.  Your workplace and your church may be your primary circles of influence.  Undoubtedly, you have more than one circle of influence.  But some take priority over others.  And this is where you need the good Lord to give you wisdom!

inviting my boys to join me in ministry at the babies home
If you are married and parenting, your spouse comes first and then your children.  These are the primary ones God is calling you to minister to. 
 “Oh, that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse into the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into its soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,–she would see that in all God’s world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her.” ~ J.R. Miller, in Homemaking
And perhaps you are going through the motions... getting up, going to work, punching the clock... wondering how you can bless the nations.  
“Lost humanity desperately needs godly engineers and baristas and electricians and web designers and business entrepreneurs and artists and mechanics and athletes to flood the marketplaces of the world with the skills they are best at so disciples of Jesus can be made wherever life happens." -Dale Losch, in A Better Way
Take heart!  God has placed you strategically where you are and He has a job for you to do for the kingdom! Ask Him how He wants to use you in your sphere of influence today.  It's a job only you can do!  Leave a comment and tell us where your primary circle of influence is so we can pray for you.  It would be our privilege!

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