Mission Devotional - July 6, 2016
Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are all we need. It is not you plus anything else, it is simply you alone. Help us to live like that today. Amen.
Scripture: John 14:8-11
Journal: Fill in the blank for yourself today: "Lord,________and it is enough for me."
Reflection: Lord Jesus, what will be enough for me? What will it take for me to fully trust that your heart for me is good and you can and will fully take care of my life? After all, if you are not enough, what is?
Lord Jesus, help me to fully realize, and to trust in the fact, that you are more than enough. There need to be no additions, and no caveats. You are more than enough for me.
Help me to realize that when I start thinking God and rather than God alone, I have wondered into dangerous territory. I have built my house on shaky ground. For only you alone are enough. You are the end and not merely a means to an end. And if I approach you as a means to an end, rather than the end itself, I am not really approaching you at all.
Jesus, you are more than enough. Help me to fully realize that and live in that truth. Help me to trust in you - fully.
Prayer for the church, for others, for myself
Andy and Bev Warren serve with an MTW team that is involved in HIV/AIDS work and church planting through the Ethiopia Aids Care and Treatment (ACT) Project. The project targets slum communities in Addis Ababa which contain the neediest people in the community - large percentages of women with small children. In recent years the project has served more than 500 AIDS-affected families, reaching more than 1,200 people. Pray today for Ethiopia – there is a drought that is threatening thousands with hunger.
World Horizons is a network of people, joined together by relationship and a common goal of reaching the unreached. Pray today for the work of all the people partnering with World Horizons around the world.
Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are more than enough for me today. Thanks be to God! Amen.