Mission Devotional - October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Parents

Opening Prayer: O Lord, my God, you are indeed a good, good Father. Thank you for the way you have parented me through the years. How do I offer the same space and guidance and grace that you have offered me?

Scripture: Ephesians 6:4

Journal: How were you parented? How has God parented you through the years? What does it look like to give a child fruitful space to grow into who they were meant to be in Christ?

Reflection:

parenting

no matter how much
i might like to try
i do not get
to write this story

all i can do
is try not to hinder
the becoming
but make good space
and wait expectantly
for its beautiful unfolding

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: North Africa & Middle East

Mike and Stephanie are working with a project called LEARN (Leadership Education and Resource Network) based in Beirut, Lebanon. The project's aim is to provide high quality, interactive Biblical training via Internet to Arabic-speakers wherever they are found. Mike and Stephanie have returned to the U.S. for home assignment through February 2019. Pray for them as they enjoy a sabbatical and then some time visiting their supporting churches.

The Cedar Springs Adoption Ministry is a group of individuals and families who have a heart for adoption and foster care and for providing support for other individuals and families starting or going through the adoption/foster care process. Pray today for couples who seeking to adopt as they wait and prepare their hearts to receive a child into their family.

Closing Prayer: Thank you, our Father, that you have given us the space and guidance and the love and the grace we have needed to become all that you dreamt us to be. May we offer the same to those in our lives and in our world. Amen.