Day 4: Changed Lives Part 3
As I (Pastor Justin) mentioned earlier in the week, years ago my lovely wife and I were able to participate in an 8-week mission trip to Burkina Faso, West Africa. Between our flights, lodging, and food, we needed about $6,000 to make this trip a reality. Dozens of people offered us donations of $50, $100, or more in order for us to go.
While we didn’t know it at the time, God used that experience to begin preparing us for new ministry opportunities. Later in life we were clearly able to see that the finances others provided us didn’t just provide us with flights, lodging, and food. Instead, they provided us with an experience that forever changed our lives. And that experience drew us closer to God, and ultimately prepared us for future ministry.
In the same way that these finances prepared us for future ministry, the tithes and offerings SRC receives prepare our church for future ministry. SRC is moving forward with our vision to provide people the opportunity to experience Real Life, Real Relationships, and Real Purpose through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We’re excited about what’s to come, and we’re excited to have you with us. As you read today, consider this: What are you most excited about when it comes to the future of SRC?
READING: PHILIPPIANS 4:10-20
What are you most excited about when it comes to the future ministry of SRC?
Is there somebody you can share that excitement with?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Nehemiah 3 & 4
Heavenly Father, today I confess that there are times when I’m not necessarily excited for future ministry, or at the very least, there are times when I don’t actually pause to consider what it is I’m excited about. But when it comes to the future ministry of SRC, I want you to know that I really am excited about ____________. I’m excited to think about SRC’s vision to provide people with the opportunity to experience Real Life, Real Relationships, and Real Purpose through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and I’m excited about my part in that. I thank You for this, and much, much more. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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