August 29 Devotional

Opening Prayer: Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23-24)

Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24

Journal: Hold yourself completely open before God today. Allow him free reign within you. Allow him to search the depths of your heart. Allow him to show you what he finds. Write about that in your journal. 

Reflection: To repent is to come to your senses. It is not so much something you do as something that happens. True repentance spends less time looking at the past and saying, “I’m sorry,” than to the future and saying, “Wow!” (Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner)

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Darlene Johnson has been a member of MTW’s church-planting team in Nagoya, Japan, since 2000. She teaches conversational English and evangelistic Bible studies and is involved in choral and instrumental music ministry. Pray today for Yuri, Etsuko, and Yoko, three women that Darlene meets with for Bible study, that they will become followers of Jesus.

The vision of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Their mission is to present to athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Pray today for all of the FCA leaders in Knoxville and the student athletes as they begin the fall semester.

Closing Prayer: Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; see for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong - then guide me on the road to eternal life. - The Message