The Mission: Week 3 - Day 5
Lord, Jesus please open our minds to giving our money, talent, time, energy and prayer for our city, state, country and world.
Read: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NIV)
6 “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Our focus this week has been on missions and going that one step farther. As you have been praying this week, have you felt the Holy Spirit tug at your heart in any way? If not, re-examine your prayer time, are you reading your Bible enough?
Are you being still and quiet so you can hear God’s voice? Of course, we must be sure that we have confessed all our sins and earnestly sought him out this week.
Have you tried the ACTS acrostic? Adoration: Praise God for who he is, Confess: your sins, Thank Him: for everything in your life, even the trials; Supplication: pray for yourself and others
As you are on the last step, think and dream of what it would be like to go outside your comfort zone and do something radical you have never done before for God. It may mean giving above and beyond for the Jordan initiative. Do you have a talent you are not using? How could you use it to glorify God? Time. What do you spend most of it doing? Could you turn that television, computer or phone off for even an hour and volunteer at your church in Children’s ministry, youth, or simply greeting people as they walk through the church doors? Could your energy be put toward planning a mission trip to another country or to an inner- city project here in Wichita. I promise that perfect opportunity will arise if you really want it to happen. Sometimes we just need to wait on God.
Hopefully by now, you have allotted more than 10 minutes each day to God. You will hear from him in one way or another! It may be through a person, a scripture or the Holy Spirit or something else.
Thank you, Jesus, Lord of my life, for hearing my pleas. Mold me into the generous human being I should be.