I'm taking a class called Perspectives, which focuses on the World Christian Movement. It's a fifteen week long class, and while it talks a lot about missions, it's about so much more.
This blog is my avenue to write, to share what God's doing in my heart, and to share the things that He's teaching me. He's teaching me a lot through this class, so I thought I would make a series out of it. Each week, I'm not sure which day yet, I plan on sharing a little bit about the week's lesson and how the Lord's using it to impact me, and hopefully it will impact you as well.
If you've never heard of Perspectives, my hope is by the end of this series, you'll really consider taking it. My heart is already so thankful for God's perfect timing in having me take this class.
So buckle up. We're riding into a new series.
And as a warm up, I just want to share a few thoughts from what I learned the first week.
Tribal people. When you hear the words tribal people, I'm sure you already have an image coded in your mind. The man that taught the first lesson, which is on God's purpose, worked with a tribal people in Venezuela for many years before he and his team were forced to leave the country.
I could write an entire blog post about the interesting things that this man shared about his experience with the Yanomamo people in Venezuela.
But as I thought more about tribes after this man's talk, I thought I would share some thoughts from my journal and talking to the Lord about His plans and purposes:
Thinking about tribes - LORD you watch over all of these people for generations. You watch them succumb to the devil's schemes and his kingdom, living in fear, sin, and slavery. Yet You're waiting for Your people to go to them, to preach the truth and the gospel, to set them free.
It just blows my mind to think and ponder about the fact that tribal people live for centuries, often secluded from other people groups. And God watches them. He looks after them. He wants them for His own, but He's waiting for His people to go to them.
That changes my perspective on missions. I want to go. I want to go to these people. I want to see more and more people go. Because these people don't even have the opportunity to know about Jesus. They don't even have the Bible in their own language. Their language might not even be written down yet or coded.
Who will go?
This is just a small thought that this class and the Lord has prompted.
I'm looking forward to diving deeper with you in this series: It's All About Perspective.
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