Noel Piper’s “hunt” for God as she reads with a highlighter has been an inspiration to me, as I have looked for different attributes of God in the Bible over the years. So, this year I am going to “hunt” for passages that relate to missions and spreading God’s glory as I read through the Bible. And I will be writing comments when I find those passages.
Why hunt for missions texts?
- Because reading my Bible to KNOW God has led me to understand that God wants to be KNOWN among all the peoples
- Because I am seeking to know the Good Shepherd who goes after the lost sheep
- Because I am seeking to know the God who commanded us to GO into all the world and make disciples
- Because I am seeking to know the heart of the Father who prays for his prodigal son to return
- Because I’m actively involved in missions each day, locally and internationally, and I will be writing about those encounters (Vernacular Video Misson International at vvmi.org and at vvmi.wordpress.com)
- Because I want to be encouraged by the promises of God relating to missions
I will close with a quote from John Piper:
But the real source of hope in world missions is not the statistics of man; it’s the promise of God. Namely, Matthew 24:14 – “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations.” The “shalls” of God are backed by omnipotence. This great work of spreading a passion for God into people groups where there is no indigenous, evangelizing church cannot fail. This is the great hope of the missions enterprise. The word of God will not fail.
Will you join me on the “hunt” this year?