Mission Devotional - September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Follow

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that life with you is really not that complicated. You call us to listen to you and to follow you, even as you head toward the cross. Give us the strength and the grace and the courage to do just that. Amen.

Scripture: John 10:25-30

Journal: What does following Jesus look like for you these days? What does it look like for you this season of your life?

Reflection: Make no mistake about it, following Jesus always lead to a dying to self that cannot be avoided. There is no following Jesus without following him all the way to the cross. What will this mean for you? How is he asking you to die to self? How is he inviting you to take up your cross?

Prayer for the church, for others, for myself

Global Partner Focus: Europe

Paul and Karan Davis have been working with TEAM in France since 1978 in church-planting ministries. In 2010, they moved to the city of Pontcharra, strategically located at the junction of the valleys, major highways, and railways that link the cities of Albertville, Chambery, and Grenoble. Pray today Paul and Karan who are in the U.S. visiting churches this month.

The Cross Greek Christian Ministry is unique to the University of Tennessee and focuses on the fraternity and sorority community. The ministry is student led, but guided by a staff. Pray today for the staff and student leaders with The Cross that they might continue to reach students who need to find a caring community this semester.

Closing Prayer: Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O Lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me. - Ignatius of Loyola