Mission Devotional - October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Very Good

Opening Prayer: O Lord, our God, when you breathed the world into being you looked at it all and said it was “very good.” Thank you that we are a part of your very good creation. Thank you that the blessing preceded the fall. Help us to be a part of reversing the effects of the fall and restoring all things to their creation intent. That is our mission. Amen.

Scripture: Genesis 1:27-31

Journal: What does it mean to you that you were made in God’s image? How does that help or inspire you today?

Reflection:

very good

when God saw
all that he had made
and called it
very good
he also saw
you and me

we were made
to reflect his
very goodness

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: North Africa & Middle East

Brian and Joanne are church planters in the United Arab Emirates. Brian is the senior pastor of a church there. They moved with their family to the UAE fifteen years ago to pioneer a student ministry there. Pray today for people attending their church who are not yet Christians. May their eyes, ears, and hearts be open to the gospel.

Echo Resources is a ministry to ministers. ER’s vision is for ministers to live in deeper intimacy with Christ, family and community, and to thus have greater effect for God’s Kingdom. Pray today for Buddy Odom as he leads this ministry.

Closing Prayer: Lord God, thank you that you made us in your image, to know and enjoy the very intimacy of the Trinity. May we live in the awareness and experience of that Divine Love and delight this day. Amen.