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On a Mission

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.  Psalm 96:3 NIV

on a missionHeading to a recording session at the middle school, I hurried into my favorite shop for a gift. I breezed past the front counter and overheard a woman say to her co-worker, “She must be on a mission!”

I don’t like to shop. Growing up, I dreaded the weekly, often daily, visits with my mother to Gayfer’s, the local department store. When my younger sister developed an affinity for shopping with Mom, I was graciously excused from that daughterly duty.

Before darkening the door of a store, I select an item in my mind and make a beeline for it. Amazon is my preferred emporium. I can browse through a wide variety of choices from my favorite chair. Although online selections may offer more than local brick-and-mortar stores, I still prefer to give my neighbors the business when I can.

We are all God’s missionaries where He has placed us. He calls us to shine into our communities so others can see Him in us. Every day, He uses us in ways we don’t realize. A smile shared with someone in the grocery store parking lot. A kind word spoken to a store clerk. A slight nod or wave of the hand sent to a stranger on the street all proclaim we are God’s missionaries.

So, get out and get moving. Try different things in new places to discover where God is leading. We may need to release things that weigh us down and keep us from performing the missionary assignments He has prepared for us. We will become passionate in our unique ministry when we are selective and focused in our service.

What can you do to get on mission for God? 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay and Myriams-Fotos.)

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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.