Mission Devotional - December 8, 2015

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to wait expectantly for you during this season. And help that waiting have a good result. Help it produce in us a growing desire for your presence, your rule, and your kingdom. Amen.

Scripture: Luke 1:24-25

Journal: What is growing in you these days? How is waiting a part of that? How is God trying to enlarge you in your waiting?

Reflection: Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy. - Eugene Peterson

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Navigators Collegiate ministry at UT Knoxville has this mission: "To advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost." Pray today for the leaders of this ministry and the students as they wrap up the Fall semester and prepare for the Spring.

Closing Prayer: Lord, thank you for what you are doing within us during this time and this season. May we take great care to nurture and attend to whatever it is that you are growing in us. For your glory. Amen.