Mission Devotional - October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nothing

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to always remember your example, that the way to becoming something is by making ourselves nothing - for you. Give us the grace and the courage to do as you did. Amen.

Scripture: Philippians 2:5-11

Journal: How are you trying to make yourself something these days? What would it look like to make yourself nothing for Jesus? Will you?

Reflection:

irony

it is indeed
a sad irony
that i spend
most of my days
believing i’m nothing
but desperately trying
to become something

while God says
i am something
who constantly needs
to make himself nothing

yet the only way
i can make myself nothing
is to truly believe
that You say
i am something

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Europe

Joe and Cindy Platillero proclaim the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching and practical training to all who come through their doors. Their main ministry is through the Torchbearer Center where they have camps, conferences, and a small Bible School during the winter. Pray today for the Platilleros as they seek to guide Spanish youth to truly seek Christ with their lives which feels impossible in this aggressively secular society.

InterVarsity’s vision is to see students transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed. They live this out by inviting unreached students into life transforming encounters with Jesus Christ and training and developing them as disciples and leaders. Pray today for the staff and volunteers as they continue the fall semester.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to follow you by making myself nothing, that you might be seen as the Ultimate Something. Amen.