Topic: God’s Servants May Suffer Burn-But!
Read the previous message here: Scripture Union Daily Devotional 3 September 2021 – The God Who Answers By Fire
Opening Prayer: I open my heart to meditate on your word, teach me your ways oh Lord.
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-21
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
Servants of the Lord are not super-humans! They are ordinary human beings indwelt by the supernatural Spirit of God. Whatever the magnitude of their services for God, they remain human and we need to observe some important issues to help them in these evil days. First, they too often deal with fears and threats from agents of darkness (vs.1-2). Second, they have their own private conversation often expressing their discouragements before God (vs.3-4). At such time, they don’t need criticism, but sleep and rest (with good food) to recuperate and replenish their energy (vs.5-9). Third, they need someone with whom they can share their deep needs and who will pray with them so they may find their bearing (v.9b). The fourth, is to have an open communication with heaven (vs.9b-18), and to have trained personnel to whom authority can be delegated (vs.19-21). Can you identify more lessons our leaders must learn from today’s passage? What encouragement can you derive from v.18? See also 1 Corinthians 10:13. Our battles in life may be more than half-won if we always realize we are not alone at the battle-front!
• Thought: Jesus knows all about our struggles! He will guide till the day is done!
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Sing this song prayerfully: Christian seek not yet repose…Watch and Pray! https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/765 • Ask for the spirit of grace and excellence in all you do.
Prayer for the week
Pray for the missionaries, churches and ministries who send them. Pray for grace and provisions. Pray also for their safety and good health. Pray for Gospel Faith Mission.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with 1 Peter 5:7;Psalms 143-145; 2 Cor. 13
Scripture Union Daily Devotional 4 September 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God