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Mission Devotional - October 28, 2016

Opening Prayer: Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord. How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart! (Psalm 36:5-10)

Scripture: Galatians 5:6

Journal: How well is the love of God expressing itself in and through your life these days? What does that look like?

Reflection: If we want to be witnesses like Jesus, our only concern should be to be as alive with the love of God as Jesus was. (Bread for the Journey by Henri J. M. Nouwen)

If we are to love others at all, we must make up our minds to love them well. (No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton)

What is important is how well we love. (Bread for the Journey by Henri J. M. Nouwen)

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Mike and Stephanie are working with a project called LEARN (Leadership Education and Resource Network) based in Beirut, Lebanon. The project's aim is to provide high quality, interactive Biblical training via Internet to Arabic-speakers wherever they are found. Pray today for Mike and Stephanie and their extended family.

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 about your involvement with the CSPC Habitat Build planned for November 5-10. To volunteer, stop by the Habitat table in the Reception Hall on Sunday mornings or go here.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us, this day, to love as you love. For your kingdom and your glory. Amen.