You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike! John 4:35-36 NLT
We, as believers and followers of Christ, are all called to missions. Just because you haven’t packed up your belongings and moved to Timbuktu doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for sharing the Gospel.
Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble, but fear not, I have overcome the world.” What great news! You don’t have to look very far to feel the effects of the most recent troubles in our world today. Turn on the news, scroll through the media, listen to the radio. The picture looks bleak. Or, your battle might have hit closer to home: marriage struggles, health crises, family issues.
If you are like an ostrich and prefer to stick your head in the sand, I totally understand. The information bombarding us today is grim and honestly quite pessimistic. But, what are people doing that don’t know Jesus? How are they coping with the pandemic of hopelessness that is raging through society today?
Believer, we have Good News to share. Not just me, but you! Be bold, strong, and courageous! The world needs to know there is hope and that Jesus has in fact overcome the world! It’s an eternal matter. On the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished.” Boom! Victory over darkness and evil. Past tense. We can live with hope and without fear because Jesus has already won the battle. Let the victory we have in Jesus light up even your darkest moments. Look to Him and His radiance for hope.
Let’s live our lives on a mission to share this Good News everyday with all those we come in contact with. In a recent article from The Gospel Coalition titled, Hospitality is Courageous, Pastor Matt Chandler said, “As we walk courageously in our cultural climate, evangelism will look like showing hospitality.” What if sharing the hope we have in Christ looked like inviting people into your home?
At Sweet Monday, we believe that an open heart and an open home are critical in living out the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. What if we put the hurts of our neighbors before the condition of our carpets? Don’t confuse hospitality with entertaining. Welcome your neighbors into your homes like you welcome your family. That’s what hospitality looks like in the family of God.
Here’s even more good news! We are so excited to share with you our newest Sweet Monday product! Sweet Monday in a Box! This cute pink box contains EVERYTHING you need to open your home once a month and host a Sweet Monday as a fun,simple, and faithful way to reach women in your community for Christ. We have a whole season of brand new curriculum that makes hosting a Sweet Monday so simple you look forward to it every month.
Our Generous God supporters have made it possible for us to send this box to you free of charge. If you are interested in living on mission in your neighborhood and becoming a Sweet Monday hostess as a way to share the Good News of the Gospel, follow the link below to request your Sweet Monday in a Box today.
The fields are pink for harvest. Wake up and look around! The fruit we harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!