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Listen. Do you hear it? The Spirit is inviting you into God’s Story.

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Listen

So they went out and proclaimed that people should change their hearts and lives. They cast out many demons, and they anointed many sick people with olive oil and healed them.

Mark 6:12-13

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Think

There’s a term in baseball and golf, “follow through,” used in reference to completing the full swing of the bat or club. I grew up watching these two sports with my dad and brother, though I can’t say my own swing in either sport is very good. But often we use this term when talking about our response to instructions given to us. Someone might ask if we have followed through with the list of things they asked us to do, wondering if we have completed the tasks.

In these verses, the disciples are following through with the call they received from Jesus in yesterday’s passage, empowering them to do the ministry he started. The disciples hear the call, receive the message, and follow through with the ministry asked of them. When we hear the story God is calling us into, we too must follow through with the tasks being asked of us.

Anna Beth Mann

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Pray

God above all, may I be attentive to your voice, responsive to your call, and faithful to the ministry you have in store for me. Thank you for inviting me into your story and for creating me with a unique story to share with those around me. Amen.

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Go

Go today with eyes to see God, ears to hear God, and a heart to answer God’s call.

Know your story matters and you are a part of the greater story written by the Author of Life.

Anna Beth Mann

Anna Beth Mann is currently serving as this summer’s Director of the PASSPORT Youth team, having graduated this past May with her Master of Divinity from Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas. After camp, she hopes to serve in youth ministry, while also preparing to move to North Carolina after she and her fiancé get married this fall.

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