Great Plains Daily Devotional for 7/8/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Omaha St. Paul UMC
Missouri River District
Omaha St. Paul UMC
Missouri River District
Papillion St Paul's UMC
Missouri River District
Omaha TRI Community UMC
Missouri River District

Today's Lectionary Text

Romans 8:28 

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

Today's Devotional

Admittedly I’m a Dr. Who enthusiast. I started on Netflix with the reboot and became a fan of the man (currently woman) in the blue police box. There’s something about a person who travels through time and space to help those in need that is just irresistible to me.

At my desk John Wesley and the Doctor hang out together. I imagine they have lively discussions on Wesley’s now famous quote on doing good. (They are both bobbleheads so I’m positive they agree on many things.)

Both Wesley and the Doctor remind me that as a Christian I should strive each day to do all the good I can. It sounds simple, it should be simple, but I think we can agree it’s not.

Like John and the Doctor (that’s how I imagine their buddy comedy is titled), we need be intentional in our behavior to make a difference.  Whether traveling long distances by horse or through time and space in an old phone box (It’s bigger on the inside), stretching outside our comfort zone to welcome a stranger at church or inviting a new neighbor to a small group we can be the one’s doing making a positive impact in our communities.

What’s one thing you can do today, big or small, in your neighborhood, church, community or world, to do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can?

P.S. For all my fellow Whovians, in my buddy comedy the Doctor’s two hearts also become strangely warmed.
-Lisa Soukup
Communications administrative assistant

Prayer for Reflection

Heavenly father, help us to do good in this world, to love and serve our neighbors that thy may come to know you through us.


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