A tired missionary
This is me today at work. It’s a short week for me at my desk because I have to run to the coast tomorrow for the Oregon Medical Group Management Association fall conference. We’ll set up a vendor booth for my little families business and I’ll do my best to charm the attendees and get them to see the value of my business, maybe offer them a piece of chocolate and at minimum send them away with a smile. I’ll share a secret with you…I pray for each one I come in contact with.
I know it’s just a regular business not associated with any religious group but I have to make it my ministry because I’ve been called to manage this darn thing and if I am called, God is doing more than just using me to keep things going. I can only assume it is God’s will to come in contact with these people or at minimum God will work this conference together for His good in my life and in the lives of those who I come in contact with. I am a missionary.
I think I’ve written about this before but you have to do God’s work where you are planted. I do it in my family, in my work place, in the grocery store. Where do you do it? Where should you be a missionary?
Back to being tired….I’m exhausted and I’m only on here writing because I have a 15 minute window to breath before I have to start my chauffeur job…its an extension of my parenting duties. Which made me think of my job as a missionary to my very own children and to the people I’m going to meet tomorrow but then I got distracted by being so tired and wondered what Jesus would do when he was tired, so I went to the word of God and found some fresh air.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2