April 28 Devotional

Opening Prayer: O heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray thee so to guide and govern us by thy Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget thee, but may remember that we are ever walking in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Book of Common Prayer)

Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21

Journal: Is there a new thing that God is doing in you these days? What is it?

Reflection: Tend only to the birth in you and you will find all goodness and consolation, all delight, all being and all truth. Reject it and you reject goodness and blessing. What comes to you in this birth brings with it pure being and blessing. But that you seek or love outside of this birth will come to nothing, no matter what you will or where you will it. - Meister Eckhart

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Ron and Amy Barber have been living near Auckland, New Zealand where Ron has been teaching church planting, cultural anthropology, and global theology at Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies. Pray today that God will use Ron to equip workers to share the gospel to the cross-cultural New Zealand population.

The focus of Navigators International at UT Knoxville is the over 1,000 international students at the University of Tennessee who come from 100+ nations. Spouses and family networks back home multiply the potential for the gospel to spread. Navigator’s mission is to advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom to the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost. Pray today for the students that they are reaching as they finish the Spring semester.

Closing Prayer: Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you; all things are passing; God never changes; patient endurance attains all things; whoever possesses God is wanting in nothing; God alone suffices. - Teresa of Avila