Today I am convinced, that we are being called back to Romania. As I reflect on the last few months the evidence of that call is becoming more clear.
For some who may read this, the comment above may bring skepticism or disdain to your mind and lips. Perhaps the idea of a living and active God that is alive and desiring to participate with human beings sounds about as alien as “Close Encounters of the Worst Kind” . That is one of the areas of Faith that can be so confounding. For those that look on, it seems as though people who you normally consider rational suddenly have fallen off the deep end.
Walking out our faith often times means taking the road almost never traveled. Those who know you and watch, typically fall into two general groups. Those that support you and those who wonder why it appears you’ve lost you’re mind. Nevertheless, the idea that our faith can be passive has no foundation in the scriptures. When Jesus first began to call some fisherman to follow him, it wasn’t to meet up at a coffee shop for a cup of java. The call was much more concrete than that, “Come and I will make you fishers of Men” ! Think about that in terms of the lives that we lead and live today… Imagine with me for a moment if some stranger you didn’t know came up to you and said, “Come, Follow me”, what is the likelihood you would even give it a thought, let alone drop everything and follow.
Missionaries are not specifically people who travel to another land to plant a church. Missionaries aren’t evangelists or even anointed preachers, Missionaries are just everyday people who tell God, Anytime, Anywhere, in what ever form you will use me, I am yours! If we are after God like that, it doesn’t matter if we are cleaning the streets of Boston or Pastoring a church of thousands, whether we stay at home with the children or lead a fortune 500 company.
Faith happens… it is the combination of doing and being! One with out the other is always going to end in a crisis either of conviction or conscience. I want to be there not only in the thought and meditation of the incredible Grace by which we walk, but also in the act of putting my hands and heart out there as instruments of expression, sharing how much our God loves each and every one of us.
I don’t know all the details or how the path will shape itself before us, I just know that my family is saying here we`are Lord, send us!