STATE OF MIND
God, thank you for this day.
Thank you for always being there for us and keeping us safe.
I ask that you will cover us in the summer and we will be careful and watchful of our surroundings.
I ask that you cover and protect all youth and children.. Rather they are at home, working, travelling, or in summer school.
I ask that you are there for all of those are on the road and on any mode of transportation.
I ask that you will cover our family and friends.
In Jesus name amen
I decree and declare that I will draw others to Christ by showing them Him in my everyday life.
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in, faith, in purity.
I Timothy 4:12
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
The Resource... The Word!
Bible Reading: John 17:14-19
As you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. John 17:18
YOU’RE PRAYING for a list of people who need to know Christ. You’re taking some leaps of bold faith toward sharing the gospel with them. And you’re chomping at the bit to get started-passing out tracts at the mall, dangling fish symbols from your book bag, and wearing your “Turn or Burn” witnessing T-shirt to school.
There might be nothing wrong with any of those strategies for telling people about Jesus. But if you want to get good at sharing the gospel with friends and family, you can practice some key relational and communication skills. Your hottest witnessing opportunities are with the people you know well-people with whom you already have a growing, positive relationship. There are inescapably good reasons for building bridges of communication with non-Christians:
You might be tempted at times to pull away from your non-Christian friends because you don’t want to be associated with some of their choices. But how can you reach people if you’re never with them?
REFLECT: How does God help you with the task of telling people about him?
PRAY: Ask God today to help you begin to build bridges of relationship to those around you who need to know him.
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R.O.C.K. Youth and Children's Ministry pray for each other daily. hence The Daily State of Mind
Matt 16:18-20 (msg)