Thursday, November 6, 2014

Missionary Math

We've been learning a lot this week about taking ourselves out of the equation.

When we talk to people about partnering with us financially, we talk a great deal about ourselves. Mostly because we think that's what they want to hear. And because they ask us questions about us. We spend valuable talking time focused on US and the work that WE will do and how God will use US in his service.


We have to
    to stop talking so much about ourselves and talk more about God. God is doing this amazing work in the world and he wants his people (read: you and me) to join in the work.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who labor build it in vain.
psalm 127:1

We can talktalktalk about how the Lord has called us into missions and tellyoutellyoutellyou all about what we will do. But we will quickly run out of things to say and we will sound like a broken record. Sound like a broken record. Sound like a broken record.

But when we talk about the Lord, we never run out of things to say. Let it be Him who builds our house. Let it be Him who shines brightest. Let it be Him who we continually glorify. 

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; 
with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
psalm 89:1

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