We're Not In Kansas Anymore

Gen. 12:1 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.

In my lifetime I have moved from my hometown of Rogers, Ar. to Springfield, Mo., to Jacksonville Fl., to Crystal River, Fl., to Coral Springs, Fl. to Palm City, Fl.  

Now I can tell you the pros and cons of each.  Some of them, for me, was an oasis in the desert and some of them were just an Egypt experience.  But when you find the place where God wants you to be, you'll know it.  

As you may know, I recently spent a week in Washington DC.  It's a big city that comes with big city pros and cons.  I wasn't there 10 minutes when I declared, "We're not in Kansas any more people!"  There were parts of it I could fall in love with, and there were parts that just broke my heart.  

Now there is an acquaintance of mine who pastors there, and he loves everything about DC.  It is the land that God has called him too.  The good, the bad and the ugly.  

Where has God called you to serve?  

Ask yourself what the definition of, "ministry" is?  If it is what other people do or what the pastor does, you don't get it.  Ministry is people serving people intentionally for Christ.  Anything you do, to help others - in an expression of the love of Jesus is a ministry.  

You might be a greeter at the door of a local store.  It's the land God has given you, and you can minister to people.  You might be a debt collector, a plumber, a lawyer, or a neighbor.  You can make a difference where you are at.  

You might feel like your not in Kansas anymore, but ask God - is this home?  If He says, "YES," you'll fall in love with it.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to fall in love with the place you have put me.  AMEN  

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