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Mission Devotional - October 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Opening Prayer: Lord God, Creator of all things, please remind me again today that I am not the center of the universe, you are. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 29:1-2

Journal: What does it look like in your life today to make God the point (the center) rather than yourself?

Reflection: The Psalms were not prayed by people trying to understand themselves. They are not the record of people searching for the meaning of life. They were prayed by people who understood that God had everything to do with them. God, not their feelings, was the center. God, not their souls, was the issue. God, not the meaning of life, was critical. (Answering God by Eugene Peterson)

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

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 that the fingerlings would continue to grow and be protected from poachers and disease.

Young Life Tennessee seeks to pursue and befriend lost or disinterested teenagers to introduce them to Jesus, share the gospel, and help them grow in their faith. Pray today for the staff and volunteers with Young Life Knoxville as they connect with students this semester.

Closing Prayer: Forgive me, O God, when I allow - and even arrange - my life to revolve around me rather than you. Center my life on you, and you alone. Amen.