When the nations come to you


This month at Do Not Depart we’re talking about this:

Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19-20)

But not everybody can hop on a plane and go overseas.

Sometimes God sends the “nations” to us.

Read more for 5 ways you can go when they come to you

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Where is your mission field in this season of life?


8 thoughts on “When the nations come to you

  1. Ceil

    Hi Lisa! Well, I’m not headed off overseas anytime soon, so I think God means for me to be an impact in my day, wherever he takes me. I think my life is so ‘ordinary’ and unexciting. But really, that’s true only if I allow it to be.
    God wants so much for me in every moment, I just have to look and he’ll be there smiling and pointing me in the right direction. I love that! Go out and make a difference. That’s the Great Commission.

    Happy Valentines Day to you 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      You’ve got it exactly, Ceil. He wants to use us exactly where we are, and with whoever we’re with. I thank God for the way he uses you online. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

  2. Linda@Creekside

    I love that question you’ve posed this morning, Lisa. My mission field springs from Creekside Ministries, a little ‘ministry mosaic’ that I co-founded seven years ago. I offer pastoral counseling for women who are in places of great woundedness. On the phone, I coach women who are healthy and strong and are going places.

    And I write, an interweaving of counseling, coaching, spiritual formation, personal observation. That those words are going out to every part of this globe is fascinating to me, and shows the power of God’s grace in this online age we live in. My desire is that women grasp that Christ cares about them … and every area of life that matters to them.

    I’ve never been more fulfilled, more challenged, more aware of His mighty work. How cool is that. How mighty is He.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I love how you describe your “ministry mosaic.” It is beautiful and valuable and I know you bring the Father much glory in it. I have benefited myself so often from your words of grace. I pray he’ll continue to use you for a long time to touch the lives of people all over the world. Yes, that is very cool and he is very mighty.

  3. Dave Arnold

    Hey Lisa – my family and I live in Dearborn, MI. It is definitely a mission field as it is the largest concentrated area of Arabic-speakers in North America. Our neighbors are from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. It is challenging, but we know Jesus calls us to be His salt and Light here. The nations are literally at our doorstep.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      That definitely is a mission field, Dave! I’m glad God has you there to spread his love to those who have come from so many different and foreign places. I imagine it could be quite a struggle at times to know exactly how to help, but thankfully the Lord gives wisdom and guidance along with opportunities. Keep up the good work.

  4. tcavey

    I try to remember that everywhere I am is a mission field. There are people everywhere that need Gods love and grace. When I’m tempted to be hurried, frustrated, and annoyed, I try to remember that people are watching and I am not my own. I belong to Christ. I am His ambassador and may be the only Jesus someone may ever see.
    I fail all the time, but God’s grace covers all my failings.

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