Impact Devotional ~ Day Eight

Erin Jones

Today as we focus on Impacting Africa, I want to encourage you to let yourself imagine for a few minutes how blessed you are to live the life that you been given. Even in our hardest times, we are blessed with all the things we have at our fingertips…family, food, shelter, clothing, a great church, the freedom to worship, etc. More blessings than you can possibly count when you really think about it. Now think for a moment of those that are less fortunate than you…no guaranteed meals, no stable home, little to no clothing, family that may or may not be in their life. It’s heartbreaking. But the good news is we have the opportunity to bring them the greatest thing of all….Jesus! As a church, we will be meeting physical needs as well as spiritual needs in Mganduzweni.

Matthew 25:40, “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!

Whenever we serve, whenever we give, whenever we pray, we’re making a difference. The IMPACT of our serving, giving, praying and going will have an eternal, Kingdom impact. Jesus will be made famous and the good news of the hope found in Him will change you, as you surrender to His will, and those you are serving. Not all of us can travel to Africa but we CAN do something!

In Ephesians 3:17 it says, “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.

So today, remember as Christ has made His home in your heart and you trust Him on a deeper level that the love you’ve received, you will commit to spread to others. The strength you have gained from His love, you will use to strengthen others. And, the blessings you have received, you will turn them into blessings for someone who has yet to hear of His love.

Prayer Focus: Pray today that God will use you in ways that you have yet to dream about. Pray He would deposit new dreams and desires in your heart and that you would be obedient to step out in faith to be and do ALL that He is calling you to.  Together, we can make an eternal IMPACT!