Mission Devotional - September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wait

Opening Prayer: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his words I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. (Psalm 130:5-7)

Scripture: Psalm 130:5-6

Journal: Where and how in your life are you waiting for the Lord? How is this going? What do you think God is up to?

Reflection: Waiting for the Lord does not mean being held in a state of perpetual limbo, but that God is at work in ways we cannot yet see. The truth is that God is always at work. Therefore, the key to waiting is not merely to endure it, but to embrace it. In fact, it is only when we embrace it that are we truly waiting for the Lord, and not merely waiting for our circumstances to change.

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Central America

Kenton and Adriana Wood serve in Guadalajara, Mexico as church planters. Pray today for Kenton who oversees a mother church that has six services on Sunday. Pray also for the Purépecha Indians in the nearby state of Michoacan that they may be reached with the gospel.

Al Massira is an online course for groups to use that presents the Christian faith through a chronological overview of the Bible. It centers the Christian faith in its original Middle Eastern context and includes a variety of integrated activities: viewing the films, open discussion, prayer, food and companionship. Pray today for those just starting the course, that they will find Jesus through it and begin a new life with him.

Closing Prayer: I pray to God - my life a prayer - and wait for what he’ll say and do. My life’s on the line before God, my Lord, waiting and watching till morning, waiting and watching till morning. O Israel, wait and watch for God - with God’s arrival comes love, with God’s arrival comes generous redemption. (Psalm 130:5-7, The Message)