“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1).
We heard some wonderful messages and testimonies during our 47th Annual Faith Promise Missions Conference last week. Now the challenge comes to be more than hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word (James 1:22). That being said, what are some things we need to remember to do as a result of what we’ve heard?
- Be involved in the harvest personally. Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37b). Will you be a laborer for the Lord of the harvest? Will you be the one who tells the good news to those who sit in darkness?
- Be interceding with your prayers. We may not get to go to a foreign field, but we are in effect entering the mission field with our intercessory prayers! “Brethren, pray for us” (I Thessalonians 5:25) is the cry of the missionary. Our money may get the missionary to the field, but our prayers will keep them there. They have so many needs for which we need to pray!
- Be investing with your finances. When you give to reach lost souls through missions, you will “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal” (Matthew 6:20).
Let me tell you of at least two things you can count on as a result of involvement, intercession, and investment in missions:
- You will rejoice with Paul for those precious souls who trust the Lord Jesus Christ, for they will be your “hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing…in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming” (I Thessalonians 2:19).
- You will shine like the stars, for “they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).
- Are these biblical truths not sufficient motivation to redeem the precious time and be about our Master’s business?