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Mission Devotional - October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your abundant grace. May I receive it this day, and may it well up within me and overflow from me to all who come across my path. Amen.

Scripture: John 1:16

Journal: What is your sense of God's fullness in your life, heart, or soul? How does that fullness (or lack thereof) manifest itself in the way you live? How (specifically) have you received grace upon grace from God these days?

Reflection: Grace is a beautiful thing. Once it is truly received, it overflows. Thus, it must become a part of how we live our lives in the world. It is like a cup overflowing with goodness and blessing and love; it simply cannot be contained. It is like a honeycomb, oozing with the beauty and the sweetness and the richness of the life of God that wells up within us. It just spills out upon all who come across our path. That's just the way God's grace and God's fullness work.

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Jeff and Ellen work among unreached people groups in two restricted access countries of Southeast Asia catalyzing Church Planting Movements. Pray today for the many other unreached people groups of Southeast Asia, as Jeff and Ellen help others engage new groups. Also pray for hunger in the hearts of the TL people to know the truth. They are plagued with apathy.

The New Anglican Missionary Society or NAMS Network is a global and dispersed community of men and women who have come together to do an apostolic work under an apostolic rule. As missionary servants of the gospel, they carry in their hearts the desire to see the gospel of Jesus Christ reach to the ends of the earth, giving everyone the opportunity to respond to the love of God in Christ Jesus. Pray today for their work in Southeast Asia.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, may the fullness of your grace abound within me, and overflow from me, to all those in my life and world this day.