You patiently fell in line at the break of dawn as you waited for your turn to grab your own passport. When that long hours of waiting was finally over, you excitedly went home and felt so contented for you now have a passport.
Many of us considered a passport as means of traveling. But for world changer Christians, a passport is partnered with a bible which served as the starting point in accomplishing God’s Great Commission in every nation.
I myself had my own experience in missions because I was ministered with this verse: Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
With a bible and a passport, I took a step of faith and signed up for Ten Days missions. For two consecutive years, God faithfully provided for my short meaningful trips to Laos and Vietnam. Both are Buddhist-Communist nations where preaching the Gospel of Jesus is a taboo.
But there was a creative way of engaging the locals through conversations in English. Local Laotiens and Vietnamese loved to speak to foreigners because they learned English language through a conversation. Whenever I hangout with locals, I shared my testimony on the greatness of Jesus Christ in my life and somehow, these locals were receptive.
Today, every time, I see my passport and bible, I am eager to use it for God’s glory. Here are three reasons why Christians should actively participate in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20):
- Our calling is to share the gospel to every nation – (Romans 10:15)
- Our vision is to see transformed lives in Christ Jesus – (Galatians 2:20)
- Our heart is to love the lost and shepherd them – (Matthew 9:36)
Do you have a bible and passport? Are you intentionally and purposely using it? Do not wait for your passport’s validity to expire. Do not wait for your bible to be rotten. Use them to reach every nation. After all, the nations are your inheritance; they are waiting for you, your bible and your unused passport.