Mission Devotional - October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Stilled and Quieted

Opening Prayer: 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 now and forevermore. (Psalm 131:2-3, NIV)

Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3

Journal: What is the state of your soul these days? Why? What would it take to still and calm your soul? What would you have to believe? What would you have to do?

Reflection: Wouldn’t it be great if all of our interactions with others came from this “stilled and quieted” place within us, rather than the place of our deepest fears and anxieties and insecurities? Imagine what a difference it would make in everything if we knew deep down to our core that we were so passionately and completely loved that there was no longer any need to prove ourselves to anyone or anything. Then we would be like a weaned child with its mother, rather than a restless, demanding, and insecure one. Then we would rest secure in the loving embrace of our God - finding our hope in him - rather than everything always having to be up to us. It would be a whole different - and wonderful - way of being.

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Asia

J and C are working in a Creative Access country for World Outreach. J. is developing an entry platform using sustainable technologies that will provide income and economic development for the people there. Pray today for J and his team to have wisdom as they deal with some areas of conflict with villagers.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is committed to the evangelism of boys and girls through Good News Clubs, the Tennessee Valley Fair and any other means to reach the children of the Knoxville community. Good News Club is a ministry in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes and just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent’s permission. Pray today for the families of the children that attend the Good News Clubs each week that they may know and understand the love of Jesus.

Closing Prayer: Help me, O God, to be content and secure in your loving embrace. For only then will I ever be able to truly love others. Amen.