In 1869, James Gordon Bennett, the rich publisher of the New York Herald, sent his British correspondent, Henry Stanley, on an expedition to find Dr. David Livingston. Livingston had vanished in Africa in search of the Nile. Bennett reportedly told Stanley, Draw on me for a thousand pounds today to provide for your equipment. When that’s exhausted, draw on me for another thousand, and when that’s done draw another, but find Livingston.
Now, our God who is richer and more generous, calls you to a greater journey. He calls you to finish the course knowing that in and of yourself, you’re weak and may get discouraged. But He doesn’t call you to complete the journey in your own strength or your own resources. And likewise, He says to you, Whatever you need, draw on Me. You’ll never exhaust My love, mercy, or cleansing, or use up My strength, righteousness, and grace. You’ll receive everything you need to complete your journey with victory, but don’t forget draw on Me.
TODAY’S MISSION – Today, draw on the strength of God, the life of God, the love of God, the forgiveness of God, and the joy of God.