Sunday, April 10, 2016

Devotional Reading for Monday, April 11, 2016

(So just a reminder that we are posting on team time, so these readings are a day ahead...)

Today's reading is 1 Samuel 11,12; 1 Chronicles 1 and 2 Corinthians 11

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you… –1 Samuel 12:22 ESV

Samuel was Israel’s last judge prior to the time of the kings of Israel. Even though Samuel knew it was a terrible idea to have an earthly king to rule Israel he still supported it. He had warned Israel what having a king would be like, but he was still committed to praying for and teaching the people of Israel even after the beginning of the kingship.

As you spend time in Delhi today, don’t forget to pray for the people you meet and the people you see. India has nearly 1.3 billion people within it’s borders and over 1.2 billion have never heard the name of Jesus or know anything about the gospel. That’s close to 95% of the people. It’s hard to share your life with every one of those people, but what you can do is pray for them. Take of mental note of the people you meet today and spend some time in prayer pleading for the Lord to provide someone in their lives that knows Jesus. We can do things all we want for a long time, but we mustn’t forget to pray for people, pray that God would change their hearts, pray that God would plant seeds in their lives, pray that they would have an opportunity to grow and know the Lord. We cannot personally change a nation – only God can do that – but we can pray for people and ask that God would change people’s hearts and lives.

Bruce

1 comment:

  1. I saw on Facebook that some of you were up already (!!), so I figured I'd publish this a couple hours earlier than planned.

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