I’m posting today over at our church’s missions blog:
Habbakuk 3:17-19 “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”
Strategic Recklessness is really about JOY. “We forsake our security and comforts in this life to fulfill the Great Commission and to seek our everlasting joy in Christ.” Christ does give us a superior joy. Somehow the prophet knew this reality to be true. Even though everything seemed to be taken away, He still had God and that was the place of joy. Missions might mean you are inconvenienced, persecuted or even put to death, but having that everlasting joy in Christ means that it will never end. It’s yours today in Him. Christ is the joy of missions. Let Him inspire you to give up all for sake of His cause.