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Daily Devotional

Listening to the Word

Is the Spirit Leading?

Job 11,12; Acts 15,16

“…having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia…they tried to enter Bithynia but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to…During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ ” Acts 16:6-9

Are we open to the specific direction and counsel of the Holy Spirit in mission strategy?
Does God still speak and guide His servants this specifically today?
Is God the leader of His mission, or are we the leaders that periodically ask God for His blessing of our plans?
The degree to which we learn to cooperate with the Holy Spirit will determine our effectiveness in mission and ministry. It is the Holy Spirit who is the evangelist convicting people of their need for God (righteousness, sin, judgment – John 16:8) and bringing them into communion with God.
Why do we think we can succeed in ministry without His active leadership?

“Lord Jesus, I repent of not listening to your Spirit consistently and trying to do ministry with my own sense of direction. Guide me in whatever way you choose to do your will and cooperate with your purposes for your glory.”

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Daily Prayer Guide

Otto & Marjorie Ekk
“Please pray for our five churches, their pastors and members. Pray that as they reach out to their friends and neighbors, the churches will see numerical growth this year. Pray for our second-hand store, that as people come in we will have opportunity to share the love of Jesus with them.”

Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children. ~ Deuteronomy 4:10

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