Welcome to week 4 of our ten devotionals. The goal of the devotionals is to allow you to assess different parts of your life before you start building a rule of life. Thus far we considered our roles and relationships (week 1), spiritual gifts, talents, and temperament (week 2), and desires and longings (week 3). In week four you’ll spend time with God exploring the idea of God’s Kingdom vision and you.
Here’s a snippet from this week’s worksheet: “As a cross-cultural worker, a large part of your life is focused on furthering God’s Kingdom. This week, I encourage you to notice the nuances of your participation with God. Sometimes we do good works, but for the wrong reasons, or we do works that God hasn’t necessarily invited us to do. There are other times we serve out of our personal reserves rather than God’s living water. As you pray, be sensitive to these realities and invite the Spirit to refine the vision God is desiring you to have. Explore your ministry with Jesus and let him show you if you’ve been serving from His will or that of your own via your abilities, goals, or desire for personal success. How might he be inviting you to widen your vision of the kingdom?”
Given your line of “work” you might wonder if this week is necessary. But that’s kind of the point of these worksheets and giving a space to these weekly focuses. Perhaps you’ve been on the field for decades or you’re new to a region or your organization is adjusting to new realities post-Covid, this week you’ll have time with God to look at your place in the Great Commission.
We’re praying for you!
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