November 22 Devotional
Come to Stillness: Take a few minutes to allow your mind and heart to be still before God.
Opening Prayer: I am sure that there is in me nothing that could attract the love of One as holy and as just as You are. Yet You have declared Your unchanging love for me in Christ Jesus. If nothing in me can win your love, nothing in the universe can prevent You from loving me. Your love is uncaused and undeserved. You are Yourself the reason for the love wherewith I am loved. (Knowledge of the Holy by A. W. Tozer)
Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalm 32:1-11
Reading for Reflection: The greatest saints are not those who need less grace, but those who consume the most grace, who indeed are most in need of grace - those who are saturated by grace in every dimension of their being. Grace to them is like breath. (Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard)
Reflection and Listening: silent and written
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself
Sybil Baloyi lives in Mozambique and runs a preschool for orphaned and vulnerable children. Pray today for the vision that Sybil and her team have to add one new grade every year to the Hlauleka Christian Primary School through grade seven. A new building will be needed and plans are moving forward to complete this by January 2016. Pray today also for Sybil as she has recently had surgery in South Africa to remove a benign tumor that has been causing headaches.
Cedar Springs partners with Redeemer City to City to plant churches in urban areas around the world. Our Global Mission Director and others from CSPC recently attended the “Gospel Within the City” conference in Paris that brought together over 500 pastors from all over Europe. Pray for all of these pastors as they return to their cities refreshed and empowered to continue their work.
Closing Prayer: Grant me, O Lord, to know what I ought to know, to love what I ought to love, to praise what delights you most, to value what is precious in your sight, to hate what is offensive to you. Amen. - Thomas a Kempis