Chapter-a-Day 2 Timothy 1

I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God’s plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus
. 2 Timothy 1:1 (TM)

We’re in Chicago this week and I was filled with energy by walking in the city yesterday to a meeting. I had some foot-stompin’ blues on my iPod and felt charged with electricity as I made my way past the Sears Tower. Of course, I couldn’t help thinking about The Blues Brothers.

Maybe that’s why my right-brain immediately read the first verse of 2 Timothy and pictured Paul sitting in a Roman prison with black Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s on – turning to the Roman Centurion next to him and saying in a thick Chicago accent, "I’m on a mission from God."

The cool reality for all believers is that we are on a mission from God. Not just Paul, not just our pastor and the missionaries around the world – but me, too. This world is not our home. We have dual citizenship. We’ve got a temporary visa for our visit to this Earth, and God has sent us here with a purpose – to live our lives out for Him, to follow the path He’s laid for each of us, and most importantly to share His love with everyone in our path.

Being a believer means I’m a Soul Man – on a mission from God 🙂


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