Mission Devotional - November 16, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
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 presence are you on a minute by minute basis? What disrupts that awareness? What nurtures it?
Reflection: I am with you - always. There is no time, and no season, when I am not with you. I am with you in good times and bad, in joy and in pain. I am with you night and day, in darkness and in light. I am with you in growth and in struggle. And I am even with you when things are dull and mundane and ordinary. No matter what happens, I will never leave you - ever. I will never forsake you. I will never abandon you. I am with you always. The only question is: Are you always with me?
Prayer for the church, for others, for myself
Global Partner Focus: Asia
Darlene Johnson has been a member of MTW's church-planting team in Nagoya, Japan, since 2000. She teaches conversational English and evangelistic Bible studies and is involved in choral and instrumental music ministry. Pray today for Pastor Yoshimura and Higashiyama Grace Community, the new church plant in Nagoya. Darlene is a member of the church planting team.
The focus of Navigators International at UT Knoxville is the over 1,000 international students at the University of Tennessee who come from 100+ nations. Spouses and family networks back home multiply the potential for the gospel to spread. Navigator's mission is to advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom to the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost. Pray today for the leaders of this ministry and for the international students as they finish the fall semester.
Closing Prayer: O God, thank you for the promise that, regardless of the mood, or the season, or the circumstances, you are always with me. Help me to always be with you. Amen.