Today myself and group of friends of mine did a chapel at a local high school. We presented about God’s heart for the nations. We shared about the 10/40 window and how 70% of the people groups in the 10/40 window are unreached. Many of the people in these people groups will be born, live, and die all without hearing the gospel. And like in Curtis’ video the reality is that people are dieing without Christ every second. Does that affect or pain us? It should. We shared how God’s heart from Genesis through Revelations was “Enjoy my grace. Extend my Glory.”
I am trying to reorient my life and say no to many good things. The world offers us many good things and tries to get us to believe the lie that we need more “down” time or “thoughtless” time. But I have realized that I receive more life from picking up the pace and focusing on ways to engage and inspire others to follow Jesus. Tomorrow night we are having a wide group of people over to do a secret church simulcast with David Platt. This simulcast video is 6 hours of David Platt plowing through scripture. The pace of us taking in this much scripture is awesome. To some this sounds boring and not fun but to myself this is life giving and purposeful, way better than 6 hours of Netflix. We did this with 9 people last year and this year it looks like we are going to have around 20 this year. I have been challenged to live life with more urgency for the gospel. We lack urgency in what we do and we think we are invincible. We are willing to waste time on trivial things and put off the lost. I need to look at my list of 25 daily and pray who God wants me to talk to. I have some buddhist friends that God is working on. I need to keep praying and keep being intentional about interacting with them. If they died tomorrow where would they go? I know the answer and that should cause me to live at a faster pace with more urgency.