Mission Devotional - August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Managing

Opening Prayer: Jesus, help me to learn what it means to truly abide in you every second of the day. For then, and only then will I live the fruitful life you created for me. You are the vine, Lord Jesus, and I am just a branch. Help me never to forget that. In your name I pray. Amen.

Scripture: 1 John 5:4-5

Journal: How have you been trying to manage your life these days? Where have you been abiding? What would it mean for you to abide in Jesus?

Reflection: The ability to hear what God is saying, to see what God is doing, and to move in the realm of the miraculous comes as an individual develops the same intimacy with and dependence upon the Father. How did Jesus do what He did? The answer is found in His relationship with the Father. How will we do the “greater works than these” which Jesus promised? By discovering the same relationship of intimacy, simplicity, and obedience. - John Wimber

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: U.S. Based

Steve Hoke works with national church denominations and mission organizations in 25 countries and North America in the area of leader development and strategic life coaching. Pray today for Church Resource Ministries as they recruit young men and women to catalyze Disciplemaking Movements (DMM) in the difficult places of the world (the Middle East, North and West Africa, and Southeast Asia). Pray today for Steve to have strength and joy as he meets and coaches staff, co-facilitates some workshops and prayer times, and meets dozens of new staff as over 500 CRM staff, board, and friends meet at Ridgecrest Conference Center outside of Asheville, NC through August 10.

Global Media Outreach is an Internet ministry that seeks to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies with the intent to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know and follow Jesus Christ. Pray today for each person that will encounter this ministry via GMO's website that they will choose to follow Christ.

Closing Prayer: Intimacy, simplicity, and obedience; help these qualities to mark my life with you, today and every day. Amen.