REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
What is God Asking Us to Do?
Proverbs 29 says that “When there is no vision, the people are in chaos.” Direction is a human need. Knowing where we are going and what we are to do gives us purpose and meaning. The same is true for the church. Understanding the mission God has given us will guide and organize our work so that we can “make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Action: Let Deuteronomy 6:1-9 be your vision this week and read the text each day. Be intentional about 1.) loving God, 2.) loving others, 3.) and displaying God’s love in your family, work, school, and community.
Prayer: O God, your Word reveals a vision of Your Kingdom to come. You ask us, your disciples and Church, to share this vision with creation. Help us to be bold in expressing your love to all people. Guide us in knowing Your want and will for New Philadelphia First UMC. Make us courageous to carry out Your vision in this community. Amen.