This morning, I woke up a bit groggy from a late night of a bachelor party (don’t think of it in the “world’s” terms please!) for my good friend Andy Garrett who is getting married tomorrow and I clicked through my links! Well, Piper posted a note from a woman who was a missionary in Iraq who was martyred in 2004. It was moving note and I bolded some points that express my heart very, very well! I hope this encourages you to recklessly follow our Great GOD who sends each believer out as a missionary to reach the world! Click here for the whole post from Piper.
Dear Pastor Phil and Pastor Roger,
You should only be opening this in the event of death.
When God calls there are no regrets. I tried to share my heart with you as much as possible, my heart for the nations. I wasn’t called to a place; I was called to Him. To obey was my objective, to suffer was expected, His glory my reward, His glory my reward . . .
The missionary heart:
* Cares more than some think is wise
* Risks more that some think is safe
* Dreams more than some think is practical
* Expects more than some think is possible.
I was called not to comfort or to success but to obedience. . . .
There is no Joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving Him. I love you two and my church family.
In His care,