Mission Devotional - July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

"Humble"

Opening Prayer: My heart is not raised up, O Lord; my eyes are not lifted too high. I do not occupy myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me.

Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3

Journal: What does being like a weaned child with its mother mean to you? How is it a step in the direction of humility? What is God saying to you through this Psalm?

Reflection:
Don't think more highly of yourself than you ought.
Don't try to sound like you know more than you do.
Live your life quietly and share your life humbly.
Be like a weaned child with its mother.
Don't overestimate your own importance.
Don't exaggerate your own significance.
Don't promote your own indispensability.
Don't fall in love with your own opinion.
The world will get along just fine without it.
The world needs your care and your presence
More than it needs your words.
So say less and love more.

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Asia

Neil and Louise MacMillan have planted three churches in Scotland, the latest of which is Cornerstone, Edinburgh. Neil is also Director of Church Planting for the Free Church of Scotland which is an evangelical Presbyterian denomination. Pray today for community children attending Cornerstone's Kids Club this summer.

Habitat for Humanity builds and sells single-family homes to qualified low and very-low income families by developing partnerships with businesses, organizations, churches, foundations and individuals who help build the homes. Pray today for the planning and implementing of the building projects for the rest of 2019.

Closing Prayer: But I have stilled and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Amen.