That is the theme of our mission’s field conference this year. During the conference, some of my posts will be compiled from notes taken during the sessions. Although I won’t have much time to write or edit, hopefully the bits and pieces of teaching and reflection shared here will be an encouragement in your journey.
A journey has 3 parts.
Journeys can be short, long, desired, planned, unexpected. Sometimes they are not by our own choice.
Every journey has some motivation, some purpose or driving force behind it.
Journeys require preparation.
We can apply all of this to our journeys as believers. It is worthwhile to look back at those who went before us in journeying with Christ. This includes the founders of our specific mission agency, other missionaries, and also the many men and women of faith who served God in other ways, starting with Bible characters up until believers of today.
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Hebrews 13:7
- Whose faith will I follow?
- How can I model my journey after theirs?
- What did they value?
- What did they take with them?
- What did they leave behind?
- How did they face difficulties?
- Who will go with me on the journey?
- What can I learn on the journey?
Jesus takes each one of us on our own personal journey with Him. It will be different and unique for each child of God. Yet, for every person who believes in Jesus Christ alone as their Saviour from sin, the end of this journey is the same. Our final and eternal destination is guaranteed, promised, reserved for us.
…and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:1
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. – Jesus – (in John 14:2,3)