Mission Devotional - October 25, 2016

Opening Prayer: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

Scripture: Psalm 23:4

Journal: Where or how do you feel like you are walking through the shadow of death right now? Where is God in the midst of it? Are you sensing his companionship or comfort? How are tempted to try and go around it rather than through it? How will you make it through?

Reflection:

healing

the way
is not out
but through
not escape
but embrace
not in spite of
but because of

the easy way
offers nothing
but escape
no change
only relief
temporarily
but in the end
it leaves us
the same

the healing way
is through
rather than around
this is the way
that marks
and transforms
calling us to become

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

J & M are serving in Asia using the platform of micro finance lending to engage in church planting with holistic development. They have sought to be deeply immersed in the language and culture and continue their work with a micro-finance company. Pray for safety and security for J & M and their family.

The focus of Global Golf is to serve women at all levels of competitive golf - professional tour players, college athletes, coaches and club pros - and introduce them to Jesus Christ through long-term relationships built around golf. Evangelism, discipleship and pastoral care are Global Golf's primary purposes. Pray for director Cris Stevens and the women that she will have opportunities to connect with on the pro tour.

Closing Prayer: Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd's crook makes me feel secure. (The Message)