Work out your salvation with fear and trembling…

Daily Rhythm

Devotional Diary 21 – 27 September 2020

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

27 September 2020 is the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

 

Exodus 17:1-7.  The people quarrel with Moses at Rephidim because there is no water. The Lord tells Moses to strike the rock at Horeb with his rod. Moses names the place Massah and Meribah.

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16.

Philippians 2:1-13. Paul urges the Philippians to have in them the mind that was in Christ Jesus. He “sings them their song” and urges the Philippians to work out their salvation with fear and trembling.

Matthew 21:23-32. The chief priests and elders ask Jesus by what authority he acts, but Jesus asks them a question they refuse to answer. He then tells the parable of a father who asks each of his two sons to go work in the vineyard. One says, “no,” but decides to go; the other says “yes,” but does not go.

Monday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord.  Thought: a friendly face…

Confession: 2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”  This week try to spend time allowing God’s glory to fill your life.  Just wait on the Lord in prayer with an open heart each day.   Thought: Bringing down walls…

The Word: Use the readings above or your own Scripture reading plan.

Seeking the Kingdom

Shared Focus:  God’s glory should shine from every aspect of our world.  Our sin has tarnished this glory.  This week pray that we may discover the power of God in our lives so that his glory may shine from us and so that we may be instruments of his glory in every aspect of life.   Pray for these different aspects of life as each day God’s Spirit brings them to your mind.  Our prayer is that in each we may clearly see and reflect God’s glory.   Today’s focus: Your family/friendship circle.

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: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

 Tuesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord. Thought: A kind deed…

Confession: See Monday’s confession.  Thought: Letting go of grievances…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s focus: Your weekday/work environment.

Personal Prayers:

Dedication: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

Wednesday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord. Thought: A hurt forgiven…

Confession: See Monday’s confession.  Thought: Forgiving hurts..

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus. Today’s focus:  Your church.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

Thursday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord. Thought: A new flame lit…

Confession: See Monday’s confession. Thought: Risking in loving…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s focus: A service group you may know of or be involved in.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

Friday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord.  Thought: Resources shared…

Confession: See Monday’s confession.  Thought: Being the first to reach out a hand of reconciliation…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s focus: Your town or city.

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

Saturday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord.  Thought: Time to reflect…

Confession: See Monday’s confession. Thought: Being filled with Christ…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.  Today’s focus: within your recreational space (sport, hobby group, social circle…)

Personal prayers:

Dedication: Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.

Sunday:

Adoration Focus: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  Each day focus on a different way in which the glory of God encounters you.  Then respond in lifting up the glory of the name of the Lord.   Thought: Good news shared…

Confession: See Monday’s confession. Thought: Having a heart of worship…

The Word:

Seeking the Kingdom:

Shared Focus: See Monday’s focus.   Today’s focus:  Your worship environment.

Personal prayers:

Dedication:  Dear Lord, may our lives bring you glory in the day ahead.