31 Days of Following Jesus – Day9



Learning to Sit at His Feet

31 Days of Following Jesus

October 9, 2017

21st Century Peace

Hurry. Busy. Frantic. These words so often describe my life. In the midst of the busyness, I receive this invitation from Psalm 37:7a: “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.”

I recently saw this quote: “If Jesus were alive today, He’d get more emails than any of us. He’d have people calling His cell all the time. He’d have a zillion requests for interviews, television appearances, and conference gigs…He was busy, but never in a way that made Him frantic” (Kevin DeYoung).

The demands on my time seem overwhelming. But Jesus was never overwhelmed by the demands upon Him, and I am sure that today He would not have been either. He got up early in the morning to connect with his Father in prayer and lived in peace and rest despite His circumstances.

I ask myself, what can I learn from Jesus about unhurried living?

– Marie Dell,
Communications Team Leader
Cru, Office of the President

Prayer Requests:

Lord, help me to be still before You. Help me to intentionally slow down, to intentionally wait for Your guidance, perspective, purpose and peace–no matter the outward circumstances. Amen.

Ask the Lord to send out more labourers in Southern and Eastern Africa–good team players who will serve Him cheerfully and willingly.

Pray for wisdom, favour and understanding in collaborating with other organizations.

Pray for free, fair and peaceful national elections this month in Kenya and also for economic and political stability for Zimbabwe as they prepare for elections next year.

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