March 15 Devotional

Opening Prayer: Thank you, O God, that you can take me, the mess that I am, and turn me, once again, into the beautiful masterpiece you intended for me to be. Through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Ephesians 2:1-10 (NLT)

Journal: Write some this morning about the transformation in your heart and life, from being dead in sin, to being made alive in Christ. What places within you still need to be raised to new life? Where has God transformed you from mess to masterpiece? 

Reflection: 

unknotting

a big ball of yarn
knotted and snarled
looped and tangled
a big mess
this old self of mine

is it possible
to untangle this jumble
o you who
knit and wove me?
and what will it take?

time and space
room to loosen
and undo the knots
patience and perseverance
it is slow work
this unknotting

only your strong
and tender hands
can turn me
from mess 
to masterpiece
once again

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Mark and Annemarie Dye are passionate about building Christian leaders to mobilize and equip the African Church for mission in the world. Pray today that those being trained as trainers will grasp the long-term value of training others, and learn how to train in a facilitative way rather than lecture style.

Campus Renewal Ministries is a National Christian Ministry devoted to seeing transformation on college campuses for God’s glory. They have been around for over 15 years and work with colleges all across America. Pray today for their leaders to have  a renewed vision for ministry on UT’s campus this Spring.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, continue to capture me with your great love and mercy. Continue to transform my life, and restore me to the beautiful creation you originally dreamt me to be. In your name and for your glory. Amen.