Thursday, November 28, 2013
11/28/2013, #53, 4th Quarter 2013
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:25-34)
Holy Spirit, please help us lay aside earthly anxieties and trust God our Father who knows what is best for us and will provide for us in his good time.
Jesus, help us daily make the choice to follow where you lead.
Father, please help us daily seek your kingdom and your righteousness.
Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:21-22)
Father, let our thanksgiving to you overflow into doing your word. Let our passion for Jesus lead us into share the good news that we have received. Thank you.
So he humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 8:3)
Father, thank you for humbling us; thank you for feeding and providing for us. Thank you that we can feast on your word.
A word received: Look to me with hope.
Thursday: 131, 132,  * 134, 135; Zeph. 3:1-13; 1 Pet. 2:11-25; Matt. 20:1-16
Thanksgiving Day: 65 or 65:9-14; Deuteronomy 8:1-3,6-10(17-20); James 1:17-18,21-27; Matthew 6:25-33
Friday: 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Isa. 24:14-23; 1 Pet. 3:13-4:6; Matt. 20:17-28
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
November 28 Thanksgiving Day – That our thankfulness results in action
***** From: joann E ferris
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Subject: Intercessor report--Jo Ferris
I did not set up the prayer table Fri. Nov. 22---I had been in the ER from 10pm to 2:30 am. I was stitched up --13 in my left little fingar plus a fracture in the same little fingar. At 9:00 am I had gone into Zion, Colton to switch the hangings to white. As i approached the Eagle lectern on the Epistle side and was standing alongside --it came unglued and took flight u might say--it knocked me down --"we flew together for awhile" the wing cut thru my hand ,missing the tendon and fracturing the middle bone on that same hand. Praise God --he was with me , he sheilded me.The hand will be fine. I had no injuries as a result of being "pushed". My dr. saw Mon. the small cast is gone --the fracture so light --don't need. The RPN who stitched me said this was done by wood ---so I'm on antibiotic. That is working.--no infection seen Mon.
***** Mudge Missionary Prayer Mail, for 26 November 2013
Dear partners in prayer, This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
1) I had a great time at the Diocese of Albany retreat this week. The Spiritual Life Center now has a considerable amount of new paving (various roads were paved during the retreat).
2) In the midst of the week, I discovered that Bp. Philip of Belize and I will be leading the retreat for the clergy in the Diocese of Belize, next week. I have been preparing.
3) A great parish visit in the Diocese of Connecticut this week.
1) Pray that I would listen to the Holy Spirit while I am with Bishop Philip in the Diocese of Belize next week.
2) Prayer that the Holy Spirit would move powerfully at services on Thanksgiving and this coming Sunday which I will be leading, in the U.S.
3) Pray for the upcoming visits to Belize: 1st week in Advent, end of January visit, 1 week in Lent. Please pray for my role as Examining Chaplain for people in the ordination process and the ordination process itself, that the Holy Spirit would accomplish in Belize what he would like done.
4) Continuing prayer in good times and lean times for the online program: faculty, family, finances, plans, students, and courses.
5) Prayer for additional upcoming parish visits and the presentation at the Diocese of Connecticut mission day in March.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+ I pray for you, every day.
***** Try telling your heart that God loves you.
Teach your heart that God loves you.
Show your heart that God loves you.
Allow your heart to be loved by God.
Take down that man made facade.
Then see what happens.
I challenge you to give God permission to delve into the wounds of your heart.
Fr. Nigel Mumford+