Be Still: Dear Father, thank you that You have always had a plan for reaching all nations. Please help us to join in this exciting work. May Your kingdom come! In the name of our risen Savior, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen
Be Strengthened: Luke 24:37-49
37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
40When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. 41And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43and he took it and ate it in their presence. 44He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”
45Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things. 49I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
Be Stretched: The Good News of Jesus will be preached to all nations. We are a part of that promise. Spend time today thanking God for faithful witnesses and believers throughout history. At this time, there are approximately 10,000 unreached people groups, many in areas which are hostile to the Gospel. Pray for missionaries who are reaching into these places. Pray that the Holy Spirit would open your heart to where He may lead you to share, whether here at home, or in the world. Pray for God to open your mind to understand the majesty of His revelation through His scripture.