Mission Devotional - October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Arise

Opening Prayer: O Lord, my God, Lover of my soul, you call me to arise and come with you. Give me the grace and the courage to do so. Through Christ, Amen.

Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:10-13

Journal: What does “Arise, and come with me” look like for you right now?

Reflection:

arise

song of songs 2:10-13

neither mood
nor circumstance
get the privilege
of determining
your season

that right
is reserved
for me
i am
he who calls
and determines
and declares
i am
the one who
sets the seasons

and i say
arise my beloved
my beautiful one
and come with me

winter is past
the rains are over
flowers appear
in the land
the season of singing
has arrived

so, arise
get up
it’s time to leave
wherever you have been
and come with me
to the beautiful place
and the beautiful season
i have set for you
for i am
your Lover
your God
and there is
no other

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 the ongoing equipping of Bible study leaders in Turkana, that the Word will deeply impact the lives of those who hear it as a result of this.

The vision of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Their mission is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Pray today for all the FCA leaders and student athletes in Knoxville and Kentucky as they seek to connect with and lead student athletes during the fall school semester.

Closing Prayer: O God, you are my Lover, my Pursuer, my All. Help me to never settle for anything less than intimate communion with you. Through Christ, Amen.