Scripture Reading: And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
Thought: Jesus was always reminding his disciples of three things—a clear vision, an inspiring mission, and a refusal to accept false boundaries. We can quickly forget our vision—what are we about? Where do we want to go? What do we want our lives to look like? How about mission—why do you do what you do? What is your bottom-line motivation that keeps you working, hoping, and believing? Regarding boundaries, we can be quick to place limits, walls, and definitions where God has not set them. Christ wants to widen all three—our vision, our mission, and our boundaries. Today, think bigger. Remind yourself that Jesus is the author of any BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal) we could have—his is the salvation of the world! .
Reflection 1: In what ways have you sensed your vision blurring, your boundaries closing in, or your mission being watered down?
Reflection 2: In a few paragraphs, write out a statement of your life’s mission and vision.
Prayer: Lord, please help me think clearly and expansively today.
Contributor: Cameron Tringale
I'll begin with Vision first - I love the Lord's Prayer. In it the Lord calls us to pray; ".. Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." In a round-about way, that is my vision; that all of us would be Believers in Jesus Christ & be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Then we would be in "unity" like Jesus prays for in John 17.
My Mission - To grow in the knowledge of God thru His Word, fellowship with His people & life's experiences in order to minister to my wife, my children & grandchildren, my extended family as well as those the Lord brings into fellowship with me. I also believe I am to continue to impact the world of golf with the Gospel by any means God provides.