“Because God by nature is a sender, it implies two simple ideas. First, there is One who sends; and second, there are people to whom we are sent. But, it is not that God just sends us anywhere; God sends us somewhere. You are called and sent on mission; the only question is where and among whom. It could be the Pokot in East Africa or to a cultural mosaic of urban Los Angeles. We are called because we have a sender, but we also have a people to whom were are sent. This is the reason we plant or lead so many diverse churches, because ultimately God is a sender by nature. When you understand that God is a sender, you are simply responding to the character of God and His purpose for His world when you live sent. And because you live sent, it means you will live and lead differently.”
What would it look like for you to ‘live sent’?
For me, it’s waking up everyday to the view of the picture above and making a choice (however imperfectly) to befriend, love and serve my neighbors in the name of Jesus.
It means praying for my neighbors and neighborhood and those our family comes into contact with. It means being intentional about getting to know them and befriending them. It means seeing people as image bearers and valuing them as God’s precious creation.
Yes, I believe every Christian is sent somewhere to represent Christ. My questions: are we living as if we’ve been sent? And once we realize we are sent–are we representing Him well?