Day 1: Looking Forward
Take just a moment to consider how often you’re thinking about what’s coming next in your day? In all likelihood you’re doing this dozens of a day without even realizing it. You’re thinking about what you’ll have for breakfast, what errands you need to run, what classes will be like, what to say (or not say) at the meeting you don’t want to attend, who will take the kids to soccer practice, and much more.
Then out of the blue, somebody asks you to think really far ahead. They ask the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Upon hearing the question you may tense up, thinking to yourself, “I barely pause to think about what’s coming up next week or next month, let alone where I’ll be five years from now!”
Don’t worry, this is completely normal. But even though we can’t always see where we’ll be five years from now, it’s still important to prepare for what’s next. We prepare for school. Prepare for work. Prepare for marriage. Prepare for kids. Prepare for dinner. Prepare for retirement. And more.
At South Ridge Church, we may not know exactly where we’ll be in five years. But we do know that we’re preparing for future ministry. As you read today, consider this: How is God preparing you for future ministry?
READING: 1 CORINTHIANS 16:1-6
How is God preparing you for future ministry?
Think about it: how may God be inviting you to partner with SRC for future ministry?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Esther 5, 6, & 7
Heavenly Father, today I confess that I’m regularly thinking about the things I need to do without paying close attention to the things You are doing in and around me. As we begin this new message series, I pray that You will open my eyes to the many ways You are already at work around me, so that I can simply join You in Your work.
Additionally, I pray for the future ministry of our church, and that You will continue to lead and guide me towards knowing and fulfilling the role in which you’ve called me. I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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