Mission Devotional - September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

Yeast

Opening Prayer: Keep the Festival of Unraised Bread! This marks the exact day I brought you out in force from the land of Egypt. Honor the day down through your generations, a fixed festival to be observed always. In the first month, beginning on the fourteenth day at evening until the twenty-first day at evening, you are to eat unraised bread. For those seven days not a trace of yeast is to be found in your houses. (Exodus 12:17-19, The Message)

Scripture: Luke 12:1-3

Journal: Where is there yeast in you? What does it look like? How will it be eliminated?

Reflection:

yeast

be on your guard
against the yeast
of the pharisees

no yeast
not even a trace
nothing that taints
or mars
or contaminates
will be tolerated

sweep every corner
clean every nook
and cranny
for if any is present
it will work its way
through the whole lump

search the dark
and hidden places
of your heart
expose every area
of your soul
to the light

let nothing reside within
that is not of him
let nothing live on
that must be eliminated
for he wants all of you
and will not settle
for anything less

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Africa

T and J serve in Africa. T is a translation consultant to Bible translation teams from multiple people groups. Pray today for God to give these missionaries the safety that they need to continue their work.

Reformed Bible Seminary Myanmar was begun by Dr. Tial Thanga and the Myanmar Reformed Theological Presbyterian Church. Pray today for Dr. Thanga’s work in Myanmar.

Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, how I long to be wholly yours. Eliminate everything from my heart and my life that is not in line with who you are and who you made me to be. Make me fully your own. Amen.