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Mission Devotional - December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve 2017 Opening Prayer: O God, my Father, I have no words, no words by which I dare express the things that stir within me. I lay bare myself, my world, before you in quietness. Brood over my spirit with your great tenderness and understanding and judgment, so that I find, in some strange way, strength for my weakness, health for my illness, guidance for my jo...

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Mission Devotional - December 30, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017 Opening Prayer: Lord God, help us to trust you, whatever season we find ourselves in. Amen. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 Journal: What is your season of life these days? What is beautiful in your life right now? What is he making beautiful? What is hard? How is He making the hard into the beautiful? Reflection: He has made everything beaut...

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Mission Devotional - December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017 Opening Prayer: How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young - a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are t...

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Mission Devotional - December 28, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017 Opening Prayer: I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8) Scripture: John 15:5-9 Journal: How aware of God are you throughout your day? What does it mean to abide in him? How do you stay in constant contact with him? Reflection: All true prayer somehow confesses our absolute depe...

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Mission Devotional - December 27, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Opening Prayer: So many things, Lord Jesus, are vying for my attention and my affection this day. Help me to give all of myself fully to you, today and every day. Amen. Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 Journal: What are you consumed by these days? What is that producing within you? How can you become consumed with Jesus instead? What does that look ...

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Mission Devotional - December 26, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you often used children to teach us truths about life and leadership. Help us to know what it means to receive the little children. Help us to fully understand how we must become like little children in order to be more fully like you. Help us to stop trying so hard to become, and aspire to become least instead. Make ...

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Mission Devotional - December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017 Opening Prayer: Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three persons, you reveal yourself in the depths of our being, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives an...

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Mission Devotional - December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017 Opening Prayer: O God, help me avoid pandering to accolades and applause, and willingly disappear into you instead. (A Heart Exposed by Steven James) Scripture: John 3:29-30 Journal: What does decreasing look like for you these days? How are you trying to increase? Reflection: The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom...

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Mission Devotional - December 23, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017 Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for showing us the heart of the Father. Thank you for making a way for us to rejoin the intimacy of the Trinity. Truly, in you we have indeed received grace upon grace. Thank you. Amen. Scripture: John 1:16-18 Journal: How have you received grace upon grace from Jesus these days? What is the life he is in...

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Mission Devotional - December 22, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017 Opening Prayer: Dear Potter, The lump of clay that I am keeps crying for some form day by day I yearn for you to mold me. This is a trust-song, Lord I am in your hands like clay I am ready to be transformed: I expect to be molded I expect to be beautiful I expect to be loved. And if by chance someone should drop me as your appren...

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