March 4 Devotional

Opening Prayer: Lord God, help us this day, and this season, to walk in the good way and find rest for our souls. Amen.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Jeremiah 6:16

Journal: What words or images in this passage speak to something in your life or heart today? How does it speak to your deepest longings? Are you walking in the good way these days? If not, why? Why would we not be willing to walk in the good way if it promises rest for our souls? 

Reflection: 

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
- William Stafford

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Jeff and Ellen work among unreached people groups in two restricted access countries of Southeast Asia catalyzing Church Planting Movements. Pray today for new workers to join Mekong Ministries to reach unreached people groups. The Black Hmong and Dong are the two groups they urgently need workers for. Pray also for Jeff and Ellen as they attend the Global Mission Conference this week. Make sure to meet them and ask them how you can pray in support of their work.

Beatriz and Gustavo Fuentes lead the work of Young Life in Mozambique. Beatriz first encountered Young Life in Brazil and became a Christian through that encounter. The Fuentes moved to Beira, Mozambique in 2010 and began building relationships with teenagers there to introduce them to Jesus. Pray today for the Fuentes and the students they are reaching.

Closing Prayer: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)