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Day Twenty Eight

Mark 3:16 (ESV)
He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);…
 
Greg Finke writes in his book Joining Jesus on His Mission, “So, for years, when I thought of myself as being in mission, I had it in my head that Jesus was sending me off for him … on my own … to do the best I could … which I knew would not be very good at all. I was afraid people would reject me or I wouldn’t know what to say, or worse, I would say something and botch the whole deal for Jesus. What a burden! Can you relate?
 
But I had it precisely backwards. Jesus wasn’t sending me out to do his work for him, he was inviting me to come with him and join the work he was already doing. What a relief! You see, only Jesus can do Jesus-work. So, let him. Someone once told me, “I can’t. Jesus can. Think I’ll let him.” Our job isn’t to try and do Jesus’ work for him. Our job is to watch for, recognize and then respond to the work Jesus is already doing in the lives of people around us and join him.”[1]
 
It is simply to proclaim John 3:16 with our lives.
 
Questions:
Look around at the people you know and ask, “What’s Jesus already up to?”
 
Who are these people around me?
 
And what are they almost ready for?
 
Activity:
Get a copy of Greg Finke’s book and read it.
 
[1] Finke, Greg. Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary (p. 30). Tenth Power Publishing. Kindle Edition.