Daily Devotion Saturday, January 11

Saturday, January 11, 2014 – Psalm 27; Isaiah 65:13-16; Revelation 3:7-13 and John 6:15-27

John 6:15-27 – 27Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”

This morning finds me in the midst of the session’s January extended meeting. This is a time for reflection and planning. Last night I asked the elders to think about what they hoped Community Presbyterian Church would look like in the year 2019.  I chose 2019, simply because it is 5 years away. We had some really good conversation and will continue that today. I’d ask for each of you to keep the elders in your prayers as we plan for 2014 and beyond.

What stands out to me from the reading from John Jesus saying to those gathered; “do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.” What I hear in those words is a call for us to do God’s work; loving God and loving others, striving to help build God’s kingdom on earth.

What do you think the church will look like in 2019? What will the church be about?

O Lord, as I do some preparation for the meeting of the session this morning, guide me and use me as an instrument of your calling all of us to journey with you and for you. Bless my preparation time and then the time with the elders today. Amen.

Psalm 27 – 1   The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid? …

4   One thing I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple. …..

11  Teach me your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path ….

13  I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14   Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!

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