We are heading into the autumn season which is the transitional end of 2021. As we look at the changing season and prepare for the year to come, it is so important to realign ourselves to the core of who God is, and who He says we are as His children and His disciples.
I was reading from the great theologian Oswald Chambers recently and a quote caught my eye. He wrote, “The goal of the missionary is todo God’s will, not to be useful or to win the lost. A missionary is useful, and he does win the lost, but that is not his goal. His goal is to do the will of his Lord.”
You might not be a missionary, and this quote might make you uncomfortable. But that is not the intent, but rather to emphasize an important value. If you are a follower of Jesus, you are to be on mission. This means that your main goal should also be to do the will of God in everything that you do.
How do you know the will of God? I’m glad you asked. You get to know God.
The best way to know God is to pray and read your Bible. Yet, there are other spiritual disciplines that are not talked about as often that help us come to know God. For the remainder of the year, we are going to be looking at three of these less popular spiritual disciplines. They are fasting, solitude, and celebration. Each of these disciplines have biblical precedence and can be seen in the life of Jesus.
Previously we have talked about The Mission, and even a little bit about missions. But to live on mission, you must know the One that is sending you. Hence, the more we know about God, the more we will know about our mission.
How frequently do you fast?
Here are some additional resources on reading scripture and prayer.
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