Mission Devotional - November 5, 2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Opening Prayer: O Lord, let me be like a tree, planted by streams of water. Let me send my roots deeply down into you, so that I may bear fruit and my leaves may remain green, even in a time of drought. Amen.
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6
Journal: What would it look like to live your life like a tree planted by streams of water? How do we get there?
Reflection: Psalms 1 and 2 are a pair, working together to put our feet on the path that goes from the non-praying world in which we are constantly distracted and intimidated, into the praying world where we come to attention and practice adoration. For prayer is not only a matter of saying the right sort of words to the right kind of God. Our being is involved, the way we are. (Answering God by Eugene Peterson)
Prayer for the church, for others, for myself
Carlos and Sandy Rios are planting Rivers of Grace Bible Church in the San Andres area of Guadalajara, Mexico. The church is growing and many new families are attending. Pray today for the church's adoption of an unreached people group - the Huichol Indians near Tepic, Nayarit.
Becoming Like Christ (BLC) is dedicated to equipping women to be all God means for them to be by providing a discipleship experience that is based on biblical principles in a small group of 10-12 followers of Jesus. Pray today for Kristin Cazana, the National Executive Director of BLC, and all the women currently involved in BLC.
Closing Prayer: O Lord, help me not to walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of mockers. Help me, instead, to delight in your word and meditate on your law, that I might live my life rooted in you rather than blown about by the winds of circumstance. Amen.