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20 Truths from A Field Guild to Everyday Mission

Written by Ed Stetzer Feed on . Posted in Ed Stetzer

What does it look like to live on mission in the routine of everyday life?

1. Fix broken things: Jesus saw blindness and other disabilities as symbolic of spiritual brokenness; we can to. Pick up trash, paint fences, help a neighbor with rehab, or clean a park.

2. Be generous: Sacrifice your time, money, and resources for the good of others. This echoes the generosity, sacrifice, grace, and initiation God first showed you.

3. Back your ministry up with your message: Be aware how the work of the gospel is echoed in your cleaning, fixing, renewing, and serving. Be willing to explain this when asked.

4. Build relationships: Stories get deeper, trust is built, and needs are expressed, only as relationships get stronger. Make time, ask questions, and visit often. Share your story and remember as they share theirs.

5. Take—or teach—a class or lessons: do adult education, cooking, fitness, art, or whatever you’re passionate about. If there’s no class offered in an area of your skill or passion, start one.

6. Don’t forgo Christian practices in not-yet-believers’ presence: Speak truth. Encourage, exhort, or rebuke others in love, as you normally would. Pray. Take communion. Demonstrate the difference your faith makes.

7. Look at your social media: Intentionally talk or tweet about Him, as much as you do the other things you enjoy and talk about, but would claim are less important than Him.

8. Interact online with grace: Few people are swayed by a social media rant or angry blog post. If you’re social on social media, display grace and truth in your tone and comments.

9. Perform an “idol check”: Where do your time, money, and other resources go? What do you think about in your free time? Are those false gods/functional saviors?

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