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Mission Devotional - November 30, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018 Blessed by God Opening Prayer: Grant, O Infinite God, that I may ever cling fast to Jesus Christ, my Lord. Let His heart reveal to me how You are disposed toward me. I shall look upon His heart when I desire to know who You are. The eye of my mind is blinded whenever it looks only at Your Infinity, in which You are totally present in each and ev...

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Mission Devotional - November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Your Story with God Opening Prayer: Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. (Psalm 107:1-3, ESV) Scripture: Psalm 107:1-43 Journ...

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Mission Devotional - November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Trinity Opening Prayer: Most holy and adorable Trinity, one God in three Persons, I believe that you are here present; I adore you with the deepest humility, and render to you, with my whole heart, the homage which is due to your sovereign majesty. O my God, I most humbly thank you for all the favors you have bestowed upon me to the present m...

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Mission Devotional - November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Transformed Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, change me - from the inside out. Make me a new person, a new creation. Help me to leave to life of the flesh behind that I might become more and more the beautiful creation you dreamt of in the beginning. Amen. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Journal: How has God been transforming your life recently? In the ...

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Mission Devotional - November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018 Deny Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me always to choose you, instead of me. Help me to start today. Amen. Scripture: Luke 22:24-34 Journal: What is your response to the scriptures today? Where and how is God asking you to deny yourself? In what ways might you be denying him? Reflection: Notice how Christ uses the word deny twice. He said to...

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Mission Devotional - November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018 Word Opening Prayer: How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103) Scripture: Proverbs 4:20-22 Journal: Where and how has God's word been sweet and life-giving to you lately? What is he saying to you today? Reflection: All his words contain supernatural mysteries and are full of heavenly sweetness, if o...

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Mission Devotional - November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018 Detachment Opening Prayer: To you alone, O Lord, do I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. (Psalm 25:1-2) Scripture: Psalm 62:1-8 Journal: What are you demanding from friends or family that only God is able to give? What would it look like if you let go of that demand and trusted God to be the one to fully meet that need for you? How w...

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Mission Devotional - November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018 Continuing On Opening Prayer: Help me, O Lord, to always live life by the power of your Spirit, not by the works of my flesh. Amen. Scripture: Galatians 3:1-3 Journal: How are you "continuing on" in the life of the Spirit these days? Where and how are you tempted to revert back to the ways of the "flesh?" Reflection: I hardly know a more sole...

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Mission Devotional - November 22, 2018

Thankgiving Day - November 22, 2018 Overflow Opening Prayer: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3, ESV) Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: What is your cup doing these days? What is the state of your soul? How, and to where, is the Good Shepherd trying to lead ...

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Mission Devotional - November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Spiritual Disciplines Opening Prayer: Help us, O Lord, to constantly make time and space for you. For if we will make the time and the space, you will be faithful to show up in it. Thanks for that. Amen. Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7-8 Journal: What things bring your spiritual to life on a regular basis? How, where, and when will you make those ...

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Mission Devotional - November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Knocking Opening Prayer: Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had...

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Mission Devotional - November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018 In Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you do not want us merely living for you, or with you, but you want us living in you. Help us to never settle for anything less than that. By your grace and your power. Amen. Scripture: Colossians 2:6-7 Journal: What is your sense of living in Christ each moment of each day? What helps that? What h...

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Mission Devotional - November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018 Decrease Opening Prayer: O Lord, forgive me when I invest so much time and energy trying to get people to see how awesome I am, when my real job is to get out of the way and help people see how awesome you are. Lord, have mercy. Amen. Scripture: John 3:24-30 Journal: How are you trying to increase these days? How is Jesus calling you to decrea...

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Mission Devotional - November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Honor Opening Prayer: Thank you, O Lord, that my salvation and my honor depend on you and not on me. What a relief to know that I do not have to earn or achieve either of those. Therefore, my soul can find rest in you alone. Thanks be to you! Amen. Scripture: Psalm 62:7 Journal: What does it mean to you that your salvation and your honor (va...

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Mission Devotional - November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 With Opening Prayer: God is our refuge and our strength, and ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3) Scripture: Psalm 46:1-11 Journal: How aware of God's presenc...

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Mission Devotional - November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Narrative Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to see that beneath every behavior lies a narrative - a story that drives that behavior which we have convinced ourselves is true. Thank you, Lord Jesus that you came to deconstruct the narratives within us that are false and replace them with ones that are true. After all, it is the truth that set...

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Mission Devotional - November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Rest Opening Prayer: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Scripture: Psalm 62:5 Journal: How do you find rest in God? What keeps you from it? How will you rest in him today? Reflection: rest when the world is pressing in and my heart a jumble of anxiety and weariness i look to You i come to the quiet where your f...

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Mission Devotional - November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Aware Opening Prayer: Don't let me miss you, O Lord. Do not let me allow the craziness and chaos of my life to keep me from seeing and knowing that you are always with me. Help me, in all times and in all circumstances, to be still and know that you are God. Amen. Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22 Journal: How aware are you of God's presence and wo...

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Mission Devotional - November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018 Abide Opening Prayer: Abide in me and I will abide in you. Scripture: John 15:1-11 Journal: What does God's invitation for you to abide in him do within you today? How will you take him up on his invitation? Reflection: We ministers of the Gospel, how we are in danger of getting into a condition of work, work, work! And we pray over it, but t...

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Mission Devotional - November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 Shepherded Opening Prayer: God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I'm not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd's crook ma...

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Mission Devotional - November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Nothing Opening Prayer: Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. (1 Samuel 3:10) Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3 Journal: As of late, what has been the fruit of listening in your life? What have you heard God say to you? What is he saying to you in these verses? Reflection: "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters, and you who have no...

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Mission Devotional - November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018 Nothing Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to always remember that I am absolutely nothing apart from you, but more than I could ever ask or imagine when I abide in you. Help me to do that this day. Amen. Scripture: John 15:5 Journal: What is your sense of your own nothingness today? When and how are you trying to be something apart from Jesus...

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Mission Devotional - November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Exalted Opening Prayer: Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted in the heavens, I will be exalted on earth. The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:10-11) Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: How is God being exalted in your life? How and where are you trying to exalt yourself instead? How does that aff...

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Mission Devotional - November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Unshaken Opening Prayer: Be my ever-present help in trouble, O God, and let my faith in you not be determined by how I want things to work out, but by an unflinching trust in your unfailing love. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 46:1-11 Journal: How do you trust God even when things don't go the way you'd hoped they would? Reflection: The Lord is our...

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Mission Devotional - November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 All Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you made yourself nothing. Nothing! Not something, but nothing. And you call me to do the same. Give me the grace and the strength and the courage to follow your example. Amen. Scripture: Philippians 2:5-8 Journal: How do you make yourself nothing? How are you tempted to make yourself something? What does it loo...

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Mission Devotional - November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018 Almighty Opening Prayer: Thank you, Almighty God, that you are with us. Thank you, O God of Jacob, that you are our fortress. May we find our rest and refuge in you. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 46:1-11 Journal: What does it do within you to know that the Lord Almighty is with you? Reflection: If you want to understand the keeping, remember that it ...

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Mission Devotional - November 4, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018 Listen to Him Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, shut our mouths and open our ears, that we might hear your voice and order our lives accordingly. Amen. Scripture: Matthew 17:1-5 Journal: In what ways (or areas of life) do you need to listen to him these days? How can you encourage others to listen to him? Reflection: While he was speaking, a bright ...

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Mission Devotional - November 3, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Join In Opening Prayer: Lord God, you have breathed your life-giving breath into all of creation. Help us to have eyes to see and ears to hear your song of joy in all that is around us, that we might join in that song with all that is within us. Scripture: Isaiah 55:12-13 Journal: What is your soul most like these days, a thorn bush or a pine...

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Mission Devotional - November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018 Pour Opening Prayer: O God, you who expressed yourself fully in the Lord Jesus, help us - we who are made in your image - to be living expressions of your love, care, and creativity in this world. For it is only when we pour ourselves out, that we are being most like your Son. Help us to do just that, today and every day. Amen. Scripture: Philip...

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Mission Devotional - November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Will You? Opening Prayer: O God of all creation, you made us each to fearfully and wonderfully express you in a way no one else ever can or will. Give us the grace and the courage to be the people you made us to be. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:14-27 Journal: Will you use your gift today? How? Reflection: ...

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