GS Speaks – Heart talk

Revelation gives a glimpse of the wedding of the Lamb and for the wedding supper “Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, “Write: `Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’“ And he added, “These are the true words of God.” (Re 19:6-9)

This month let us reflect on the Diamond Jubilee Pledge -3rd Pledge Point “That we will place the Lord’s mission as our only priority and will continually integrate our lives with his Mission, seeking His placements in this world as His people for His redemptive purpose, whatever it may be and wherever the Lord send us to fulfil it.”

Whether it is mission abroad or mission in our own surroundings, the way of God is often a topsy – turvy way or a way to swim against the tide and that’s the way Jesus calls us to work. We are called to find new ways to touch the hearts of all people to the ends of the earth. God has blessed us with good education, family, health, job and intelligence. How do we integrate these for the Lord who loves us and gave the promise that I will be with you till the end of this earth? Mission is the heart of God and he wants that mission to be fulfilled through us. God wants to work along with us to fulfil that great mission. We all have our personal vision and mission, but can we give God’s mission as our only priority? Yes, that’s what we have pledged before the Lord as we entered this decade as a community. So let us

• Integrate our lives with His mission – There is a danger in compartmentalizing our lives into secular and sacred and giving mission only a percentage / some corner of our life. Let us love and serve the Lord in all arenas of our lives, connecting all that we have, expressing our love for Him who loved us integrating all He had.

• Be available to move to needy places where ever the Lord sends us. The great commission that starts & ends with the assurance of His presence, emphatically asks us to “GO” that involves a lot of “going” and covering vast geographies .Even in UESI, we have been known as a movement that sent hundreds of missionaries and tent makers to needy states, regions year after year. Let us not fail to pass on that legacy in our generation. Let us be available to go for the Lord

• Be His people for His redemptive purpose to the situations and contexts that we are working: The newspaper is a true snapshot survey of our world’s direction that moves from bad to worse with millions perishing daily without any opportunity of knowing the Lord. We live in a generation that calls for more commitment to His redemptive purposes, paving way for people to know Him. Let us seek His redemption plans for the situations and contexts that the Lord has sent us to.
Praise God that I could be part of the TNEGF Golden Jubilee conference where around 400+ people attended. It was a historic event where participants from all 5 decades of the ministry could attend. It was wonderful to see how faithful men & women have handed over the glorious gospel to the next generation.

Summer Camps/Conferences. Please pray for the students, staff and graduates at various programmes like EV camp, DTC, LTC,CMTC, NMTC, Family Conferences, Bible Seminars and so. Let the focus be to know more about God, His hearts’ desire and to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ till the end. All participants at the beginning of the Marathon race look so energetic and ambitious but at the end many fade and lose their race.

Let us continue to pray that we, the people of God will run the race with perseverance and share the mission of God to all people as His coming is very soon. Untold millions are still untold, so let the mission of God be our mission – the only priority in life. Let us seek first His kingdom and his righteousness.

In His Mission
Saji Easo
UESI General Secretary