My friend, Dion Oxford, has written another good article for The Rubicon – Mission Statements, Transforming whose Relationship with Christ?
Some of the lessons I learned were that I was the one who needed to be saved, I was the one who needed my human needs met and I was the one who needed to be transformed. I found that the people I attempted to ‘save’, were actually the instruments of my own salvation. It was in the context of community amongst very broken and poor people that I have heard the voice of God clearly. I discovered that I was broken and poor myself. I have learned that while God may have chosen me and used me to be the instrument of touching and changing people’s lives, most importantly he brought me here because he knew I could hear his voice best in this context. He knew that he could reach me here.
Please read the whole article.