Mission Devotional - August 30, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Opening Prayer: Complete me, O God, in your own time and in your own way, that I may be a better and better expression of you in the world. Amen.
Scripture: James 1:2-4, Philippians 1:3-6
Journal: How is God working to complete you these days? What are obvious areas of growth? What areas are still lacking/in process?
Reflection: God’s desire for us is that we would be complete in him. He is not content, the way we are, to settle for less than that. In fact, he will do whatever it takes, and allow whatever is necessary, to continue this work. Therefore, we are able to “Count it a joy,” even when things are hard or painful or difficult, because he is using these things to complete the work, in us and through us, that he has begun.
Prayer for the church, for others, for myself
Global Partner Focus: Africa
Mark and Annemarie Dye are passionate about building Christian leaders to mobilize and equip the African Church for mission in the world. Pray today for a new couple who arrived this spring in Uganda, that they may adapt quickly their new home and culture.
Navigators Collegiate ministry at UT Knoxville has this mission: “To advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.” Pray today for the leaders of this ministry and the students as they begin the fall semester.
Closing Prayer: Forgive me, O God, when I settle for less of you, and when I am content to give you less of me. You made me for way more than that. You made me for completeness. Continue your work in me this day. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.