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Devotional Diary 1 – 8 July 2018

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

Sunday 8 July is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10.  King David seals the terms of his rule over the tribes of all Israel in a covenant ceremony at Hebron, conquers the Jebusites at Jerusalem (verses 6-8), and locates his throne there seven years into his reign.

Psalm 48.  A song in praise of Jerusalem as a sign of God’s power to defend the people/nation Israel.

2 Corinthians 12:2-10.  Paul rejects boasting in his own spiritual experiences as a way to establish an “upper hand” in his ongoing disputes with the Christian community founded there. Instead, he says, God has given him a “thorn in the flesh” to remind him of the sufficiency of God’s grace and to enable him to boast in weakness so he can identify with the sufferings of Christ.

Mark 6:1-13.  Jesus encounters resistance to his ministry in his hometown synagogue. He sends his disciples on an “advance mission” to get the word and signs of the power of the coming kingdom out to as many villages in the region of Galilee as possible.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Glory

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:  See readings above or use your own devotional aid.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on the battered and bruised.

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 you are the life-giver.   Revive us and begin your work in me today.

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Accepting God’s unconditional love.

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on those who have lost faith.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.   Revive us and begin your work in me today.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Just being with God.

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on those who have stopped caring.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.   Revive us and begin your work in me today.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Trusting…

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on the hungry.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.    Revive us and begin your work in me today.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Release and freedom

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on those who need a door to open.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.     Revive us and begin your work in me today.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Creativity

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on those who have found themselves needing help.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.   Revive us and begin your work in me today.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Be still.  Acknowledge that you are surrounded by Father, Son and Holy Spirit and express your worship.  Today’s focus: Joy

Confession: Living the life.  How can you walk the talk in the day ahead? What action is God calling you to in this new day? Your reading may guide you in this “action”.

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: This week: praying that a full life may be available to all. Today: focus on those who do not know how to worship.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Lord you are the life-giver.   Revive us and begin your work in me today.