Mission Devotional - October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

God's Will

Opening Prayer: Thank you, O Lord, that you are not trying to trick us. Knowing your will is really not all that complicated. You are not playing some cosmic game of hide and seek. Nor are you some tricky game-show-host-sort-of-God who is making us pick between door number one and door number two, knowing full well that disaster awaits the wrong choice. Thank you that you don’t work like that. All you ask is that we love you and follow you, and everything else will pretty much fall into place.

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Journal: What is God’s will for you these days? How will you lean into that?

Reflection:

God’s will

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17

in case you
ever wonder
what God’s will
for you is
here you go

be joyful always
pray continually
give thanks
in all circumstances

all the rest
is peripheral

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: North Africa & Middle East

Josh and Jenny M. are working with the RAK Church Plant in the United Arab Emirates. The RAK Evangelical Church has now been formally constituted as a church with about 40 members. The Manleys have recently celebrated living in UAE for 5 years. Pray today for the many people attending the English for Non-Native Speakers classes on Friday mornings.

The CSPC Refugee Ministry, under the leadership of Almaz Gemechu, assists with resettling international refugees who arrive in Knoxville. There are many opportunities for volunteers to help with this mission. Pray today for Almaz and her team of volunteers who provide care and support for the refugees that Cedar Springs sponsors.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus. Thank you that ultimately your will is that we love you and follow you. It is not all that complicated. Help us to do the things that help us to be the people you desire us to be. Amen.