The greatest commandment!

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 23 – 29 October 2017

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

29 October 2017 is the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost.

Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Moses was allowed to see — but not enter — the Promised Land. He died in the land of Moab and was buried in an unknown burial place there. The Israelites mourned his death for thirty days.

Psalm Response: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 This psalm is the basis of the hymn, “O God Our Help in Ages Past.”

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8.  Paul continues his “re-introduction.” He recalls the suffering that accompanied his first visit. He also reminds them of the authenticity and gentleness of his proclamation among them.

Matthew 22:34-46.  The Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a question: Which kind of commandment was the greatest? Jesus answers, and concludes his reply with questions for them about the identity of the Messiah. From that day, their questions ceased.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God.  Today: your first realisation of God’s love.

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out. Today: The “All of me and none of you, areas of your life”.

The Word: Use readings above or use your won devotional aids.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus:  This week we pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: The young…

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: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God. Today: a time when you realised God’s greatness through creation.

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out. Today: The “More of me and less of you, areas of your life”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week  pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: the whole congregation of wonderful people…

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God.  Today: a hard time that he carried you through.

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out.  Today: The “Less of me and more of you” areas of your life”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: Ministries…

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God. Today: A time when you gave you a fresh beginning…

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out. Today: The “None of me and all of you” areas of your life”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: Worship…

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God.  Today: The fact that God is love!

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out.  Today: allowing God to shift you towards laying down your life…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: Its mission (God’s mission!)…

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God.  Today:  A time when your heart was full of joy…

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out. Today: Asking that God be raised up in your life…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today: The spirit of joy…celebration…praise

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: What is inside your heart today?  Reach into your heart and find that note of praise and lift up your song to God.  Today: Reason to lift up God’s holy name in praise…

Confession: The words of the hymn move from: “All of me and none of you” to “More of me and less of you” to “Less of me and more of you” and then to “None of me and all of you”.  This week reflect on these words and see how God is turning your life inside-out.  Today: Losing (and finding you true self) your false self as you worship and lift up God.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week pray for your church that it may find its life and renewal through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  He is Lord!  Today:  Living within the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord help me to “stand-up” secure in your care and reach out beyond myself in your name.