Living out Ascension, preparing for Pentecost. Christ live in me!

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 29 May – 4 June 2017

Readings for this week with thanks to www.umcdiscipleship.org 

4 June 2017 is Pentecost Sunday.

 Acts 2:1-21. The Holy Spirit arrives with power, and thousands of pilgrims from nations far and near hear the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in their own languages.

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b.

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13. The Holy Spirit gives many gifts for many ministries in the one body of Jesus Christ.

John 7:37-39Come to me, and rivers of living water will flow from you!” Following Jesus means becoming a channel of the Spirit for the whole world.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the Ascension (and preparing for Pentecost): Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King of a new heaven and a new earth, he is making all things new!

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week: Have you allowed God’s ways and values to guide your steps?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: This week pray for God’s guidance in any specific area where you feel prompted. It may be in a specific situation or a particular person’s life.  Pray that God’s way may be followed and that fullness of life may result.  Today’s prompt: your government.

Personal prayers: (Use this section to list people you need to pray for or situations of personal concern that you need to bring before God in prayer)

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King of forgiveness, wiping the slate clean to allow release and new beginnings!

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week: What makes you resist God?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus. Today’s prompt: someone you know.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King of creation, He holds all things so can make all things new.

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week: What makes you distrust God?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus.  Today’s prompt: Your business community.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King of salvation (meaning wholeness and health!).  He makes us healthy and whole.

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week: Can you allow God to really be God in your life?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus. Today’s prompt: Your schools.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King of eternity.  He is there for us forever and ever!

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week: What would mean in practical terms to allow God to reign in your life?

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus. Today’s prompt: in your sports administration.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King at the present moment, right now He reigns for you and this world.

Confession: Each day a different question to guide your confessions this week:  List some practical steps you are going to take to be more obedient to God.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus.  Today’s prompt: in your health care system.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Living out the ascension: Jesus reigns, He is our King: Today thank him that He is the King who sends His Spirit…Pentecost.

Confession: Today review the questions asked this week: How have you moved in allowing God’s reign to be expressed in your life.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s Shared Focus. Today’s prompt: Your church community.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Reign King Jesus reign, over all the earth reign (Also in my life!).