Jonah was one of those men. God called Jonah to go to Nineveh. Out of fear, Jonah attempted to hide from God and tried to outwit God by running in the opposite direction. And as we are told, he found himself out in the middle of the sea where he would soon be tossed off the ship only to be swallowed by a large fish (whale), just to get to where God wanted him to go. Jonah 1-4 NIV
In Matthew 10:8-10 NIV, Jesus tells his disciples, "Freely you have received; freely give. Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep.
Jesus, also told them in Luke 10:2-4 NLT, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves."
Bottom line...If God calls us to go, then we need to go!
And likewise- If we are not called to go, then we are called to sow.
Yes! Those that don’t go have a vital role in sending missionaries to where the Lord sends them. That's right folks! When we claim to be followers of Jesus, then, we have also been called to reach those that don't know Him. When others are willing to go, the least we can do is sow into their ministry with prayer, financial support and whatever the Lord lays upon our hearts. Otherwise, there are some that may never hear about Jesus.
Apostle Paul addresses those who supported him while he traveled sharing the love of Jesus. ”“Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty. As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.” Philippians 4:14-17 NLT
Bottom line folks – If God calls us to sow, then, we need to sow.
Question is.... "Which one has The Lord called you too?"
Be blessed my family & friends. Praying the Lord pours out a fresh anointing of His complete favor as you continue to seek Him above all things.
Love you all!Cyndy