“Expect great things from God: attempt great things for God.” – William Carey, Father of Modern Missions
Most people agree that we need to share the gospel and heal the sick throughout the world. Jesus commanded us to “go” in the Great Commission. The Great Commandment says to love your neighbor as yourself and that certainly includes helping and healing the downtrodden. I would want someone to help me if I was the victim of persecution or injustice, wouldn’t you?
The problem many face is they want to do something great for God, but they believe they aren’t qualified or don’t have the skills. It’s a hard place to be. You want to make the world a better place, but you don’t feel like you can really do anything worthwhile. You want to be on mission with God and see people’s lives changed for the better, but your past or inadequacies stand at the gate like giants and forbid you to pass.
I often hear this as people are considering going on mission trips. “I don’t know what to do,” they say. Or “I’m not qualified.” Or “I’ve messed up too much in my life.” These are legitimate concerns, but they should not stop you from doing great things for God. These are the same reasons for not attempting great things for God the disciples gave Jesus. He told them not to fear. He is telling you not to fear, also.
So, I don’t know what the next step is for you to be on mission with God, but I want to challenge you to take it today. Obey the Spirit of God and figure out a way to pray more, or give more, or encourage more, or go more. Fear not, friend. Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.
In Luke 10, Jesus tells his followers to bring healing and share the good news wherever they go. People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.
That’s why at Love for Myanmar we minister to orphans, poor students who cannot attend public school, broken-hearted people at the leprosy hospital and village, and help those who have been persecuted for their faith get back on their feet.
But, it is not enough to meet needs on earth, if someone is going to spend eternity apart from God. That’ why it is important to share the Good News that Jesus has died for people’s sins, raised from the dead, and now offers the gift of eternal life in heaven to all those who will receive it.
Love for Myanmar has trained hundreds of Burmese believers how to share their faith, make disciples, grow as spiritual leaders, and start churches. We also provide coaching and mentoring to church leaders who want to improve their ministry skills.
Check out how our ministry obeys Jesus’ command to bring healing and share the good news at www.LoveForMyanmar.org. If you are a ministry in Myanmar, let’s partner together to see many follow Jesus in the Golden Land.
Orphans in Myanmar have little hope. They fall easy prey to ruthless people who exploit them for forced labor or the sex trade. The Bible says in the book of James that true religion takes care of the widows and orphans. Would you want someone to help your child if they became an orphan?
Love for Myanmar currently cares for over 100 orphans in six Christian orphanages. Boys and girls find faith, hope, and love in the arms of devoted Christian workers. Their needs are great, and God is using believers like you to give them hope.
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As God has blessed you, please give to the orphans in Myanmar. God will fill your soul with joy and comfort as you join Him in giving to these little ones He loves.