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Mission Devotional - Easter, April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 "We would see Jesus." Today's Devotional Reading John 12:21 Evermore the worldling's cry is, "Who will show us any good?" He seeks satisfaction in earthly comforts, enjoyments, and riches. But the quickened sinner knows of only one good. "O that I knew where I might find Him!" When he is truly awakened to feel his guilt, if you could pour...

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Mission Devotional - March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019 "He did it with all his heart and prospered." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Chronicles 31:21 This is no unusual occurrence; it is the general rule of the moral universe that those men prosper who do their work with all their hearts, while those are almost certain to fail who go to their labor leaving half their hearts behind them. God does not giv...

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Mission Devotional - March 13, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 "Then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark." Today's Devotional Reading Genesis 8:9 Wearied out with her wanderings, the dove returns at length to the ark as her only resting place. How heavily she flies - she will drop - she will never reach the ark! But she struggles on. Noah has been looking out for h...

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Mission Devotional - January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 "Serve the Lord with gladness." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 100:2 Delight in divine service is a token of acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, because they do what is unpleasant to them, are not serving him at all; they bring the form of homage, but the life is absent. Our God requires no slaves to grace his throne; he...

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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 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 - March 17, 2017

"Remember the poor." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 2:10Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel,...

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Mission Devotional - May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 "I am the rose of Sharon." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:1 Whatever there may be of beauty in the material world, Jesus Christ possesses all that in the spiritual world in a tenfold degree. Amongst flowers the rose is deemed the sweetest, but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul than the rose can be in the gar...

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Mission Devotional - April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 "Lift them up forever." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 28:9 God's people need lifting up. They are very heavy by nature. They have no wings, or, if they have, they are like the dove of old which lay among the pots; and they need divine grace to make them mount on wings covered with silver, and with feathers of yellow gold. By nature sparks fly ...

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Mission Devotional - March 30, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 "Let us search and try our way and turn again to the Lord." Today's Devotional Reading Lamentations 3:40 The spouse who fondly loves her absent husband longs for his return; a long protracted separation from her lord is a semi-death to her spirit: and so with souls who love the Savior much, they must see his face, they cannot bear that he should ...

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Mission Devotional - March 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018 "I called him, but he gave me no answer." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 5:6 Prayer sometimes tarryeth, like a petitioner at the gate, until the King cometh forth to fill her bosom with the blessings which she seeketh. The Lord, when he hath given great faith, has been known to try it by long delayings. He has suffered his servants'...

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Mission Devotional - January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018 "Thy love is better than wine." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:2 Nothing gives the believer so much joy as fellowship with Christ. He has enjoyment as others have in the common mercies of life, he can be glad both in God's gifts and God's works; but in all these separately, yea, and in all of them added together, he doth not find s...

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Mission Devotional - July 19, 2017

"The Lord our God has shewed us his glory." Today's Devotional Reading Deuteronomy 5:24 God's great design in all his works is the manifestation of his own glory. Any aim less than this were unworthy of himself. But how shall the glory of God be manifested to such fallen creatures as we are? Man's eye is not single, he has ever a side glance towards his own honour, has t...

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Mission Devotional - July 1, 2017

"In summer and in winter shall it be." Today's Devotional Reading Zechariah 14:8The streams of living water which flow from Jerusalem are not dried up by the parching heats of sultry midsummer any more than they were frozen by the cold winds of blustering winter. Rejoice, O my soul, that thou art spared to testify of the faithfulness of the Lord. The seasons change and t...

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Mission Devotional - May 18, 2017

"In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him." Today's Devotional Reading Colossians 2:9-10 All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fulness of the Godhead, whatever that marvellous term may comprehend, is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of Deity; but he has done all ...

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Mission Devotional - May 4, 2017

"Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 16:20 One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly. Remphan's star shines no longer, and the women weep no more for Tammuz, but Mammon still intrudes his golden calf, and the shrines of pride are n...

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Mission Devotional - March 23, 2017

"His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord's struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have been the weight of sin whe...

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Mission Devotional - March 1, 2017

"He is precious." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Peter 2:7 As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of his eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of his face are fairer than the choicest flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of his mouth. Gems of the mine, and pearls from the sea, are worthless things when measured by his preci...

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Mission Devotional - February 25, 2017

"The wrath to come." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 3:7 It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself; to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itsel...

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Mission Devotional - February 7, 2017

"Arise, and depart." Today's Devotional Reading Micah 2:10 The hour is approaching when the message will come to us, as it comes to all - "Arise, and go forth from the home in which thou hast dwelt, from the city in which thou hast done thy business, from thy family, from thy friends. Arise, and take thy last journey." And what know we of the journey? And what know we o...

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Mission Devotional - January 6, 2017

Opening Prayer: Father, You alone know what lies before me this day. Grant that in every hour of it I may stay close to you. Let me today embark on no undertaking that is not in line with your will for my life, nor shrink from any sacrifice which your will may demand. For my Lord Christ's Sake. Amen. (A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie)...

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Mission Devotional - July 30, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to receive you, and your kingdom, like a little child today. Give me the openness and the expectancy and the trust to empty my hands - and my soul - of whatever I am full of, in order to make room for you in my life. Thank you that you desire to give me the gift of yourself today, whatever that may look like. Help me to be willing and op...

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Mission Devotional - June 22, 2016

Christ himself is the builder of his spiritual temple, and he has built it on the mountains of his unchangeable affection, his omnipotent grace, and his infallible truthfulness. But as it was in Solomon's temple, so in this; the materials need making ready. There are the "Cedars of Lebanon," but they are not framed for the building; they are not cut down, and shaped, and m...

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