MONDAY, AUGUST 27
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.”
Acts 2:46-47 ESV
BOLD DAILY MISSION
An employee of Tyson Chicken arranged to visit the Pope. After receiving the papal blessing he whispered, “Your Eminence, do we have a deal for you. If you change The Lord’s Prayer from ‘give us this day our daily bread…’ to ‘give us this day our daily chicken…’ we will donate $500 million dollars to the Church.” The Pope responds saying, “That is impossible. The Prayer is the Word of the Lord and it must not be changed.” “Well,” says the Tyson man, “We will donate $5 billion to the church if you change the Lord’s Prayer from ‘give us this day our daily bread…’ to ‘give us this day our daily chicken…’” and he leaves. The next day the Pope met with the College of Cardinals to say that he had good news and bad news. “The good news is that the Church has come into $5 billion. The bad news is that we are losing The Wonder Bread account.”
When the early church started, they were on a “daily” mission to follow Jesus and to lead other people to Jesus. Acts 2:46 reminds us their mission was a “day by day” mission. It wasn’t just a Sunday thing. The mission was also important the other six days of the week.
For many of us life is very busy. We are lucky if we are even able to squeeze in a little time for God on Sunday. But the reality is because our lives are so busy we need God even more in the everyday and even in the little things. Nothing in our daily lives is too big or too small for God. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” Every choice we make and every conversation we have matters to God. List some of the small daily concerns you have. Share that list with God and ask Him to lead you even in the little things today.