Monday, October 24, 2016

For the Kingdom's Sake

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
My fortress and my hiding place
 and shield art thou, O Lord;
I firmly anchor all my hopes
on thy unerring Word.
 —Psalm 119:114
Suggested tune: Marlow (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not get back very much more in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.
—Luke 18:29-30
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
To part with outward things for Christ’s sake or for the kingdom’s sake—which is the same thing—is to win them again with all their sweetness a hundred-fold sweeter. Gifts given to him come back to the giver mended by his touch and hallowed by lying on his altar. The present world yields its full riches only to those who surrender all to Jesus. And the ‘eternal life,’ which the ruler thought was to be found by outward deeds, flows necessarily into the heart which is emptied of self, that it may be filled with him who is the life, and will be perfected yonder.
—Alexander Maclaren (alt.)
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you will be our hiding place whatever happens...
 —Corrie ten Boom
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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