Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Devotional Reading for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 17; Psalm 9; Matthew 2

“Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.  The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
—1 Samuel 17:36,37

I'm quite sure everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. I was kind of surprised to see this on the reading plan for the day you'll be spending in Mumbai. Mumbai, which is the most populous city in India, comprises a metropolitan area that is home to approximately 20 million people. That may seem like a small number when compared to the whole of India at 1.2 billion people, but it's also a very influential and important city. It is India's capital of commerce, finance and entertainment, which makes it seem like a modern Goliath when compared to our small team of less than 20.
When faced with the giant Goliath, David, a small shepherd boy, was confident that God was with him. He knew the victory was the Lord's.

As you go through the city, be aware that God has brought you there for a reason. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and pray for the city and the people as you walk and observe. Pray for the people that have never met even one follower of Jesus in their entire life. Pray for the work to continue there and that the Spirit would move in the local church and fill people to go out and reach their community. Pray that the Lord would open the eyes and hearts of the lost to the message of the Gospel. Most of all pray that the Kingdom would continue to advance in Bombay and that people would be moved to go out from there and be a blessing to the whole country of India and to those who have never heard.


1 comment:

  1. That was a amazing way to compare. Thanks Bruce.