Speak Unto the LORD
While living and ministering in Africa, I relied much on travel by motorcycle, which helped me gain access to hard-to-reach locations in both mountain villages and remote bushlands. Yet, to whatever degree it provided aid, it also opened the possibility of accidents. On three occasions I found myself injured and helpless due to a mishap of one kind or another. Because of road burns, lacerations, dislocations, and concussions, I needed immediate assistance to get to the best medical treatment available. Though I was stranded, God always provided aide through random Tanzanian strangers to care for me at that moment of urgency.
It is always an urgent matter to be awake and alert to our missionaries’ need by caring for them in prayer and carrying them before God’s throne of Grace. I recall Abraham’s attitude in the presence of the pre-incarnate Christ in Genesis 18:27: “Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the LORD, which am but dust and ashes.” Though we are compelled by God Himself to carry our cares to Him at a moment’s notice, we should do so understanding that we are but dust and undeserving
(1 Pt.5:7). The response Abraham received from God, however, cannot go unnoticed. The self-existing eternal Lord of heaven and earth was willing to bend His will in accordance with Abraham’s beseeching to benefit those who needed to be rescued.
Our missionaries, in essence, need undergirding if not rescuing…not because they have arrogantly put themselves in harm’s way, but because a missionary’s life is constantly filled with calculated risks in lands dominated by darkness and danger. Considering that, would you be mindful today to take it upon yourself to speak to the LORD on their behalf with the humble spirit of Abraham?
Thank you for every time you pray for your missionaries as they go further than we with the Gospel! (Phil. 1:12)
Asking of Him! (Ps. 2:8)
GFF General Director