What God tells us doesn't always make sense. But as we listen and obey, He can use us to change the world.
Marvin Slaton received just such a word back in 2005, the director of Modern Day Missions tells host Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of the Greenelines podcast on the charisma Podcast Network.
"I was in China on a short-term trip in 2005, and I was on a bus with a number of missionaries who were traveling to a rural village," he says. "And I was just praying and journaling as we were traveling to this village when we were going to be sharing the gospel. And I felt the Lord speak to me the words 'Modern Day.' ... And so I wrote it down. But it didn't make sense. It seemed out of left field.
"And then right after that, I felt the Lord speak to me, 'Marvin, "modern day"; you're supposed to marry the archaic world of missions to the modern-day world of technology.'
"I'm just on this bus out in the middle of nowhere, China, going to share the gospel, and God's downloading this—and I have no idea what it means," Slaton says. "No idea, but I write it down. And I get back from the trip. And I have a couple of my best friends who I just submitted it to. ... And we just began to pray.
"There was something there; there was a spark; it was just a word of the Lord; I began to pray ... what was this about?"
To hear what God did next through Marvin Slaton and what became Modern Day Missions, listen to this entire episode of the Greenelines podcast here, and make sure to subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. You'll also want to check out the ministry's new podcast, Missions in the Modern Day, also on the Charisma Podcast Network.
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