Here at Interserve, we have been asking questions of God – personally and as an organisation. What, Lord, would you have us do in this time? How can we see your kingdom come despite (and through) the trials of distance and isolation? To these questions, we are daily seeking answers.
This Gospel is the basis for our ministry. Therefore, cross-cultural ministry was designed to work within the confines of the unexpected. To respond to the unexpected. To work in an unexpected way. To seek to change lives, no matter the circumstances. This means that there is a path to walk on, and if we know God, we may even be on it now.
What are some practical ways we can find out if we are doing God’s will in this time? Here are a few examples of ways you can seek God’s face amid the unexpected.
This may seem like an obvious one, yet it can be hard to maintain without the accountability of physical fellowship with other believers. If you are feeling low, praying through the Psalms or simply meditating on the words within them is a way to find encouragement and understanding. Ask God to show you what He wants you to do for Him, today.
- Reading Bible stories of overcoming battles
This may be a time to revisit the stories of those in the Bible who faced difficult circumstances and remained faithful, such as Job, Esther, Nehemiah and Moses.
- Upskilling in understanding justice and faith
This is a great time to learn, grow and get inspired for the future. Join webinars on social justice and the Gospel, find experts to ask questions of and investigate agencies who you could partner with – either in Australia or abroad.
- Try to stay as connected as possible
Form a Bible study or focused study with your Christian friends, find ways to serve your church – even if it is just donating money or food (where possible) to those who are struggling, and seek a mentor to meet with online.