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Mission Devotional - September 30, 2015

Lord Jesus, there are so many things and people and demands that are pressing on our lives these days that at times we can lose track of the fact that what life is really all about is “walking in a way that pleases you.” Help us to remember that today. And help us to walk deeply with you. Amen....

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September 29 Devotional

I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need: the wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard. Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win ...

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September 28 Devotional

Lord Jesus, make us your disciples, that we may make disciples by your grace and power. Amen....

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September 26 Devotional

Lord Jesus, thank you that one day you will come back for us and take us home to be with you. We are not too sure of the hows and wheres and whens of that coming, but we are sure that one day it will happen. And since that great day will happen, let us live each day between now and then with the full knowledge that you, Lord Jesus, are our true home. May we live our lives,...

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September 25 Devotional

Lord Jesus, may your Kingdom come and your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. It is all about your Kingdom and your rein, Lord Jesus. Help us to never forget that. Amen....

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September 24 Devotional

O Lord, our God, thank you for your word. Thank you for the book of Revelation. Thank you for the beauty and majesty of heaven, and that one day we will go there to be with you for all eternity. Help us to keep heaven in our minds and hearts, that the vision of it might encourage us to live and love well on this earth - to be little “tastes of heaven” for all we come i...

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September 23 Devotional

Lord Jesus, thank you that because of your cross we are now able to join you in Paradise. O how we long for that day. Help that longing to be what guides our steps and our efforts this day for your Kingdom. Amen....

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September 22 Devotional

O Lord, thank you that you rejoice over us with gladness because of your Son, our Savior, Jesus. Quiet us, this day, with your love, O Lord, that we may hear the song of affection that you sing constantly over us. Thank you that one day you will gather us and bring us home, that we might hear that song from your very lips for all eternity. Amen. ...

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September 20 Devotional

Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you that here and there you have shown me glimpses of heaven, however briefly. Now and then you have sent me echoes of it, however faintly. And that once in a while you have allowed it to touch me, however gently. Those glimpses, those echoes, those touches have awakened my longing for home, and for each one of those awakenings, I thank you. Thank...

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September 19 Devotional

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to Hi...

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September 18 Devotional

Father God, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me t...

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September 17 Devotional

Thank you, O Lord, that our salvation is not up to us. Thank you that we can’t make it happen, but only you can. It is all about your power working within us. Thank you that all we need to do is return to you...

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September 16 Devotional

Set our hearts at rest in your presence, O God, that we might live in quietness and trust forever. May your righteousness offer us peace and confidence, and enable us to abide with you in the secure dwellings you promise for your people. Amen....

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September 15 Devotional

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me...

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September 14 Devotional

Lord God, my Heavenly Father, help me to know, to the core of my being, that I am your beloved. And help that knowledge to allow me to rest in you and not in what I can earn or achieve or accomplish. Help me, this day, to rest my head between your strong and protective shoulders. Amen....

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September 13 Devotional

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Amen....

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September 12 Devotional

O my soul, bless God! God, my God, how great you are! Beautifully, gloriously robed, dressed up in sunshine, and all heaven stretched out for your tent. You built your palace on the ocean deeps, made a chariot out of clouds and took off on wind-wings. You commandeered winds as messengers, appointed fire and flame as ambassadors. You set earth on a firm foundation so that n...

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September 11 Devotional

O God of wonder, you made all things, measured the waters in the hollow of your hand, and marked off the heavens with its breadth; who is like you? Lift up our eyes, O Lord, and let us look to the heavens. You created all of this. You bring out the starry host and call each one by name. Fill us with wonder this day, that we might praise you the way you alone deserve to be ...

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September 10 Devotional

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that people were constantly amazed by you. Forgive us when, in the midst of our daily routines, we lose sight of the wonder. Amen. ...

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September 9 Devotional

Father, you are full of compassion. I commit and commend myself unto you, in whom I am, and live, and know. Be the Goal of my pilgrimage, and my Rest by the way. Let my soul take refuge from the crowding turmoil of worldly thoughts beneath the shadow of your wings; let my heart, this sea of restless waves, find peace in you, O God. Amen. - St. Augustine...

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September 8 Devotional

Lord, you know me better than I know myself. Your Spirit pervades every moment of my life. Thank you for the grace and love you shower on me. Thank you for your constant, gentle invitation to let you into my life. Forgive me for the times I have refused that invitation, and closed myself off from you. Help me in the day to come, to recognize your presence in my life, to op...

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September 7 Devotional

O God, restore our faith, revive our hope, rekindle our love, and hear our prayer; for we offer it in Christ’s name. Amen. - Brian McLaren...

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September 6 Devotional

O Divine Voice, You sing and the universe comes into being; O Divine Breath, You breathe and all things spring to life; O Divine Word, You call and creation is sustained; O Divine Flesh, You are born among us, and the Creator is clothed in creation; O Divine Spirit, You contain all that has been formed; O Divine Life, You are the pulse of all that is; and so in faithful ex...

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September 5 Devotional

Lord, I am yours; I do yield myself up entirely to you, and I believe that you do take me. I leave myself with you. Work in me all the good pleasure of your will, and I will only lie still in your hands and trust you. Amen. ("The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith)...

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September 4 Devotional

O God, your will is to mold me into the image of your Son. Your will is to do great things in and through me. Your will is about what is being accomplished in my soul. Close the gap, O Lord, between my will and Thy will. Amen. ...

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September 3 Devotional

My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will....

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September 2 Devotional

Your will, O Lord, and not my own. Your life, O God, both in and through me. Your Kingdom come, O King of kings. Make me wholly yours. Amen....

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September 1 Devotional

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing...

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