Great Plains Daily Devotional for 12/16/2019

Today please be in prayer for

Gary Roellchen
Kansas City: Central UMC
Kansas City District
Sherri Williams
Edwardsville UMC
Kansas City: Grinter Chapel UMC
Kansas City District
Cynthia Smart
Kansas City: Mason Memorial UMC
Kansas City District
Bruce Draper
Kansas City: Bristol Hill UMC
Kansas City: Metropolitan Avenue UMC
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Throughout Advent, we will read the book of Luke together.  You are invited to pause for a few minutes, quite your soul and read contemplatively Luke 16.

Today's Devotional

After reading the entire chapter, pause and read the highlighted verses below for further reflection.
 
Today‘s focus is on verses Luke 16:10-13
 
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
 
Meditate
  1. We read, “Whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much.” What are you entrusted with in this Advent season?
  2. Jesus speaks all throughout Luke 16.  What words of Jesus speak out to you today?
 
           
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On social media — either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram —share an image and/or your reflections on today’s chapter. Please share only images that you have taken or for which you own the rights.  Be sure to include the hashtags #GPUMCAdvent and #Luke16 as we reflect together in community.

 

Prayer for Reflection

O God, that you for your words to us in this Advent season. Help us to follow after you more closely and be aware of what you have entrusted to us in this time of life.  Amen.
 

 

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