A Mystic and a Missionary

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go for to you I entrust my life.”
                                             – Psalm 143:8

Every day I need a fresh revelation of God’s love that I can fully put my trust in. I also am dependent on God revealing “the way I should go.” God’s love and God’s leadership essentially go hand in hand if I’m to live an abiding and fruitful life.

God’s love drives out any fear that can be associated with following God’s lead into whatever God-sized assignments He may have for me. And the love must be the motive and operating environment of fulfilling the directives God gives. Ministry without love is a dreadful and dangerous thing.

But I must also remain aware that God’s love does indeed tie me missionally in some measure to all that God loves. God’s love—supposedly in place and at work in a person’s life—yet without a connection to God’s mission to tangibly touch the world in expressions of the good news, is a form of love far less God-like than what is intended.

A missionary without love is a machine.
A mystic without mission is a delusion.

About Bill Randall

Director of Pioneering Initiatives with Novo Mission Inc. www.pioneeringinitiatives.org bill.randall@novo.org
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