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Mission Devotional - October 10, 2016

Opening Prayer: "He who has ears let him hear." Those are your words to us today Jesus. Help us to be obedient to that call. Amen.

Scripture: Matthew 13:9,16-17,43

Journal: How is your spiritual hearing these days? Are you making time and space in your life to listen to God? If not, why not? What have God been telling you lately? Spend some time just listening to God today.

Reflection: The ups and downs of our spiritual lives depend on our obedience - that is, our attentive listening - to the movements of the Spirit of God within us. Without this listening our spiritual life eventually becomes subject to the windswept waves of our emotions. (Bread for the Journey by Henri J. M. Nouwen)

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

After more than 20 years of church planting in Japan, God led Ron and Amy Barber to a new challenge of equipping the next generation of church planters. Their new ministry at IGSL in the Philippines prepares students for ministry in cross-cultural contexts around the world. Pray today for the Barbers and their work in the Philippines.

Christian Leadership Concepts (CLC) is an organization that seeks to find and deploy the natural male disciple-makers in our city, asking them to pour into other men via a two-year disciple-making process. Pray today for the men currently in the two-year discipleship groups.

Closing Prayer: Speak, O Lord, for your servant is listening.