September 30th

Project Mission

Now it happened one day that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man who bore his armor, Come, let us go over to the Philistines' garrison that is on the other side,' but he did not tell his father. 1 Samuel 14:1

Your Christian life should be an adventure. Do you know why? It's because there are people you don't know, sometimes in dangerous places, who don't know Him and it's up to you and me to reach them.

Jesus' mission was to save the world and following Jesus means actively getting involved in the His mission. It's the Great Commission-the co-mission-realizing we don't do it alone. It is His heart, passion, zeal, and courage filling up our hearts and saying, Come on the adventure! With Me, all things are possible.

Take a trip to Uganda I was part of, for example, where we could believe together for sending a righteous message into the heart of all of the witchdoctors who want to continue to mess with the lives of the children in that nation.

And, hey, I'm going to be honest with you today. When that witchdoctor, Kobi, bowed his knee and accepted Jesus Christ, broken over what he had done, I was just sort of conflicted by the whole thing. I mean, there was something in me that wanted to look at this guy in his prison and say, Not only is this what you deserve, but you ought to rot in Hell for what you have done, mutilating and sacrificing innocent children.

But all of a sudden, I see this wave of grace come through the warden's office. And not only does this witchdoctor's heart change as he surrenders his life to Jesus, but my heart changes, too, as the Lord brought me in tune with the reality of just how far I still have to go.

Listen, God's not through writing Kobi's testimony. And we have the opportunity to be part of that, since they invited us to go back and preach in that prison. But that would mean risk and adventure. That would mean getting uncomfortable for the sake of Jesus' glory. I mean, if you have soap in that prison, you're a wealthy guy. The prison was built in 1920 for 600 inmates, it's never been updated since 1920, and it now holds 3,500 inmates. If you have a mattress that's one inch thick, you're styling, man; you're a king.

And now in the heart of that prison, there's Kobi, the former witchdoctor, now a son of God, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, all because some people took an adventure for Jesus.

God wants to make your Christian life an adventure. Will you go?

Prayer Lord Jesus,

Thank You for going on the ultimate adventure, leaving Heaven and coming to Earth to save me! Please put more of Your heart in me today and lead me on the adventure You have for me in this world!


Horizon Church