Mission Devotional - November 28, 2015
Opening Prayer: God unto whom all hearts are open and unto whom every will speaks, and from whom no secret thing is hidden, I pray You cleanse the intent of my heart with the ineffable gift of Your grace, that I may perfectly love You, and worthily praise You. Amen. - The Cloud of the Unknowing
Scripture: Joshua 24:14-24
Journal: How do the words of Joshua 24 speak to your life today? What disturbs you? What encourages you? What challenges you? What invites you?
Reflection: We, who have heard the call of our God to a life of entire consecration and perfect trust, must do differently from all this. We must come out from the world and be separate, and must not be conformed to it in our characters or in our lives. We must set our affections on heavenly things and not on earthly ones, and must seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, surrendering everything that would interfere with this. We must walk through the world as Christ walked. We must have the mind that was in Him. As pilgrims and strangers, we must abstain from lusts of the flesh that war against the soul. As good soldiers of Jesus Christ, we must disentangle ourselves from the affairs of this life as far as possible, that we may please Him who hath chosen us to be soldiers. We must abstain from all appearance of evil. We must be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, for Christ's sake, hath forgiven us. We must not resent injuries or unkindness, but must return good for evil, and turn the other cheek to the hand that smites us. We must take always the lowest place among our fellow-men; and seek not our own honor, but the honor of others. We must be gentle and meek and yielding, not standing up for our own rights but for the rights of others. We must do all that we do for the glory of God. And, to sum it all up, since he who hath called us is holy, so must we be holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." (The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith)
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself
Lady and Armando Cueva are working in Tlajomulcho, Mexico, located in the southwestern part of greater Guadalajara, as part of Mission Guadalajara, a reproducing church planting effort begun by Kenton Wood. The Tlajomulcho church plant is one of six church planting efforts underway as part of Mission Guadalajara. Pray today for the Cueva family and the church plant.
Keymedia uses television, radio, the Internet, and printed literature as well as local missionaries, in their Arabic and Muslim target countries, for the key purpose of planting churches and discipling local believers to take the gospel to their nation's people. Pray today for those who are planting churches as a result of this organization.
Closing Prayer: Most Holy God, you demand our all, let us give you nothing less than that, by the power of your Spirit working within us. Amen.