Which Seeds Will You Water?

Which Seeds Will You Water?

For most of my life I believed that being a missionary required you to be some super Christian, theologian, or maybe someone who could translate scripture in 10 different languages. I figured that those people I had dreamt of being possessed every form of spiritual gift imaginable and some mysterious thing that I could never obtain.
Having grown up knowing that Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins, going on short-term mission trips, and evangelizing with local ministries painted a beautiful picture in my mind of God’s heart for HIS people in every nation.

The questions pressing on my mind were then changed to: How do I get to become one of these missionaries? What do I have to do to become one of these spiritual Titans?

Little did I know that it would take five long years before I was open to hear the answers to these questions. I struggled in my walk by leaning on my own understanding time and time again and lacking the discipleship and community I needed to grow.

It wasn’t till two summers ago, while on a mission trip to Tanzania, that I realized God takes ordinary people who have a love and desire for serving him, and aligns their hearts with the desires of HIS heart. This desire is for every man, woman, and child of all nations and all people groups to experience and know God’s love for them, ultimately bringing them to worship HIM.

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate not missions because God is ultimate not man. When this age is over and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God missions will be no more it is a temporary in the necessity¬† but WORSHIP abides forever”
-John Piper

You might be thinking to yourself, “Woah what’s this guy talking about? I thought this was supposed to be a blog about missions, not worship.”…Hang with me. Let’s look at what the scriptures say.

(1 Chronicles 16:23-31)
“Sing to the Lord all the earth proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise he is to be feared above all gods. For all gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him strength and joy are in his dwelling place.”

The Scripture speaks of declaring His glory- Someone who is worthy of praise, splendor, majesty, and all that is true. From Old Testament to New, from Abraham to Paul, there have always been worshippers (aka missionaries). Abraham, Paul, and the like, were not perfect people in any way, shape, or form but they did have a few things in common. They had faith to follow God wherever life took them, and loved Him with all of their hearts.

I am confident that these things have been given to me and to all those who know God. So the “calling” or “seed” that missionaries have in their hearts you already have in your heart. My prayer is that you water that seed and allow it to grow as God shows you the immense capacity of his love for those who have never experienced it.

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who Waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”

– 1 Corinthians 3:6-7


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Jordan Hope's passion is to reach those around her and to the ends of the earth with the life changing reality of Jesus Christ. Her passion is to serve orphans in any way, shape or form. She currently works as a foster mom to adolescent boys near Austin, TX. Jordan met the Myers in 2012 and joined them in their journey to take the gospel to the unreached. She currently resides in Austin, Texas where she serves at Wells Branch Community Church as the Missions Ministry Administrator.

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