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The Mission

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 5:05 AM

That’s the title of a song that I really liked back in high school, by a Christian artist by the name of Steve Green. And it came on cassette! Yes, it’s old! By sheer age itself, it can definitely be branded an ‘anthem’.

 

The lyrics of the song really grabbed me back those many many years ago, and from time to time, I still hum the chorus in the shower! The chorus still grabs me today for it reminds me that it is the love of God that makes our hearts tick for missions, and that everything we do springs from that relationship with Him. Mission is therefore not an obligation but a love-response to God! My prayer, echoing the words of the last verse, is that we like the candle become consumed by the passion for God, and that by burning to know Him deeper, we would radiate His glory to the nations!

 

Song words below, and I'm sure there would be some thing on Youtube.

 

~ Pete

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The Mission

By Steve Green

 

There's a call going out

Across the land in every nation

A call to those who swear allegiance to the cross of Christ

A call to true humility, to live our live responsibly

To deepen our devotion to the cross at any price

 

Let us then be sober, moving only in the Spirit

As aliens and strangers in a hostile foreign land

The message we're proclaiming is repentance and forgiveness

The offer of salvation to a dying race of man

 

Chorus:

To love the Lord our God

Is the heartbeat of our mission

The spring from which our service overflows

Across the street

Or around the world

The mission's still the same

Proclaim and live the Truth

In Jesus' name

 

As a candle is consumed by the passion of the flame

Spilling light unsparingly throughout a darkened room

Let us burn to know Him deeper

Then our service flaming bright

Will radiate his passions

And blaze with holy light

Categories: Thoughts, 2009

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Reply Sally-Ann
2:22 AM on April 19, 2010 
I remember this song! We sang it as an item when I was part of the youth choir at my old church. The words are so powerful and so true :) I've only just started reading your blog but am so encouraged by what you two are sharing as you prepare to be missionaries. It's very helpful for me as Nat and I think about/listen to where God wants us to go. It's a real blessing to me being able to follow the process you guys are going through. Thanks!