Weekly Evotional

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  • October 9, 2018

    Gracious God, give us generous hearts:

    • to share whatever gift it is that you have given to us;
    • to acknowledge you as the giver of all good gifts;
    • to give without counting the cost;
    • to share without expecting something in return;
    • to be wise in the way of caring for ourselves and others;
    • to hold all of our treasures and values with open hands;
    • to have gospel priorities and to align our life, love and time in their light;
    • to be gracious and unbegrudging in our giving;
    • to recognize the abundance of blessings in each passing day;
    • to know the freedom that comes with true generosity;
    • to accept our talents, whether many or few, and to use them in service of others;
    • to grow in giving thanks for everything;
    • to be happy with having what we need and wise enough to know what it is that we want and do not need;
    • to fall more deeply in love with the God of all generosity so that our hearts are strong enough to give away freely whatever is asked.

    (adapted from Joyce Rupp, Fresh Bread)

  • Prayer Points

    Please pray for Vi Shufelt, Nancy Ritter, Darrell Sutton, Nancy Tobias, David & Cathy Perkins, Annette Anderson, Ed Hunt, Larry & Ellen Cardwell, Mary Jane Johnston.

    Prayers for Chuck Lehmann—brother of Ed, Lucy Ritgers—granddaughter of Dave & Gayle Titus, Autumn Eifert—grand-daughter of Bev Eifert, Dave Menefee—brother of Patt Reitsma, Ron Reitsma—brother of John Reitsma, Mary Larscheidt—sister of Carrie Massey, Lucille Von Rotz —mother of Diane Lehmann.

    And continued prayers for our military—Chad Lawrence, Kyle Sondergaard, Jordan Smith, Mary Workman, Lt. Col Jay Brooke.

    And healing prayers for all those individuals going through rough times—emotionally, physically or spiritually.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:12

    We don't yet see things clearly. We're squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won't be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We'll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!