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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today 

5      Commit your way to the LORD,            Trust also in Him,            And He shall bring it to pass.      6      He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,            And your justice as the noonday. 
    7      Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;            Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,            Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 

The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982). Ps 37:5–7.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 24: On a Mission
2 Timothy 1:1–2

“We’re on a mission from God.” Whenever the Blues Brothers delivered this line, they were met with a less-than-enthusiastic reception. While they had a different “mission” in mind, their famous line summarizes Paul’s ministry, and their reception is strangely related to a pressing problem in our Christian communities today: we’re hesitant to receive those who tell us they’re on God’s mission.
When we hear this “line,” we immediately begin to ask questions inside our heads: Are they offering a critique? Making a threat? Telling us they’re pursuing a ministry role in accordance with the gifts God has given them, or that they want to be directed toward such a role?
Nearly all the godly people in the Bible were appointed directly by God or His messengers to a mission, and they were given very particular (and often unique) gifts to fulfill those missions. So when someone says they’re on a mission from God, we should respond with, “Tell me about it!” Consi…