I promised a blog, and here is a blog. It might be crazy random, but that's just how my mind works. This will be long.
I was thinking earlier today about missions. I give money. Yet, I never really think about it much more honestly. When someone says "missions" I automatically think of Africa, haha. Seriously. I know that missions is all over the world. Missions can also be defined as walking across the hallway, or over to neighbors house to invite them to church. You don't have to cross a body of water to be a missionary. We were all placed in our own mission field. I know that. Here in America, the Bible, God's word, is so accessible. You can't be more than 10 miles away from any given church. Want to know a verse? Look it up online, download an app; or get an actual Bible...
Here in America, there are so many "christians." (Yes, I use quotes because, do they know you're a christian because you're car is parked at a church, or because you're living it? That's a blog for another time.) There are so many of us here, we just need to live it.
I started thinking of all the people who can't click on an app, or pull out there Bible; people who can't even speak about it; people who don't even know about it. My heart started to break. They don't know Jesus. They don't know Love. They don't know forgiveness. THEY DON'T KNOW. If someone doesn't know Jesus here, it's just because they don't want to. Someone people don't know Jesus, because they aren't allowed to know. They don't have any way to know.
So I instantly decided I wanted to go on a mission trip. I don't know if it's a calling; I just want to try it at least once. I want to love on people like I have been loved on.
("You can help people here." I do, I try. Feed the Hope in Nashville this past youth convention was amazing, I LOVED feeling like I made a difference. It made me realize how much I love people. I love giving my time to people, to make them happy, and try give them what they need. I try to help out as much as I can with the people that are placed in my life.)
So, I want to go on a mission trip. I don't care where. I don't care how I get there. I want to be there.
I was driving home from school. I was thinking about how I love music. I was thanking God for using me in that area, and just wanting him to keep using me and that he would be glorified. I started thinking about how I wanted to get better at guitar.
I was just talking to myself, or something. I was thinking about how acoustic guitars or instruments are great. You don't have to have a fancy sound system for them, they are easier than some instruments to carry from place to place. I started thinking about how awesome worship is. Just praising Him is amazing. He overwhelms you with his peace, or it gives you complete joy. He doesn't ask for a full praise band, a loud sound system, or colorful stage lights. He wants a pure heart. Honestly, you don't even need a guitar.
I started thinking about missions again. They don't know God, so they don't know Peace. They have never worshiped him.
I had to pull over to the side of the road. I cried so hard.
Something supernatural, God's blessings and victories, are given to us through worship. There is just something about it. (You could be sitting there saying "I sing at church every time I go and I never feel anything." Worship isn't just singing. Another blog for another time.)
Something stirred in my heart. I got so excited.
I don't even know where to go with this blog now. My heart flutters... Just to think about how much glory God would would get. We'd have NEW brothers and sisters in Christ. NEW MEMBERS OF THE KINGDOM! How happy that would make God, to have his children praising Him!!!
I just get so excited. Am I a worship leader? Not that I know of.. Am I missionary? Not that I know of.. Am I am worship leader for a mission trip? Not that I know of.. But, I do know God is up to something, and He calls me to be any (or all) of those things. You better believe I will do it.
I'm searching right now for any mission trips. I just ask, that you would pray about this. Pray for me. Or Pray about this FOR YOU. Does God want this FOR YOU?