By Jon Hirst (with Randy Rosso)
GMI is coming out with a new book, Know & Go: Informing and Inspiring Global Mission. It is a brief and practical look at why KNOWING is important to your GOING on mission. Our team hopes this resource will allow you to make better, educated decisions in response to your calling as a Kingdom worker.
What is the purpose of acting without knowing what you want to act upon? You see this unfold in our personal lives, business, ministry, college, everywhere. So many people dive head first into things before learning about them. Learning from experience is not a bad thing, but the resources spent in trying to figure it out can be frustrating. Imagine researching something before attempting to act upon it. The time and resources saved would be enormous, and the outcome could be a lot more rewarding and effective. We try to highlight the importance of knowing what you want to do before you do it in this novel.
Besides providing insights about the role of information in mission, this book is also an inspirational call to action. I state in the final chapter, “God does not give us the grand gift of knowing for ornamental purposes. The reason we know is so we can go.” The question now remains: What are we going to do about it?
We all know the verse that holds Jesus’ instructions for us. Matt. 28:19 - “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations…” The Great Commission, as it is dubbed, is not a mere suggestion. It is our call, our mission, our goal. But so many of us go on mission knowing so little about the places and people we hope to reach with the Good News.
We can work at this in many ways, and one of the ways is going on mission. If you allow him, God will lead you to do great things for the Kingdom and will work through you in the lives of people around the world. What is God calling you to do?
This quick but motivating read will help you explore the power that KNOWING has in effective GOING on mission. As Matthew West says in his song, Do Something – “It’s not enough to do nothing. It’s time for us to do something.” We are the hands and feet of God’s work, if you allow yourself to be.
You mission, should you choose to accept it, is knowing what to do with all the information that surrounds us and then responding in obedience and going on God’s mission.
While this book won’t be available till November 1, you can pre-order your print copy today to receive 25% off. Click here!