Day 40: Walking with God to the ends of the earthPosted: June 2, 2013 Filed under: 40 Day Walk With God, Bishop's Blog | Tags: 40 day walk, annual conference, bible, bill mcalilly, bishop, memphis, Methodist, Prayer, tennessee, UMC, united methodist 4 Comments
Rather, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Over these last 40 days, you have heard our sisters and brothers bear witness to the love of God in the world. As we gather for the coming sessions of the 2013 Annual Conferences, may we be attentive to the invitation to trust in God as we expect greater things across the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences as we live into being disciples.
My life has been enriched by the stories and prayers that have been offered here.
As we engage in the business of the Annual Conferences, may we be attuned to the movement of God’s spirit.
to the ends of the earth.
We are called to move out from the places where God has planted us into our communities, our state, our nation, even to the ends of the earth.
May we live our lives as faithful disciples and allow the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our mutual work.
I give thanks to God that we are on this journey together.
Prayer: Speak, Holy God, to the concerns of our hearts. Call us to a deeper walk with you in these days of Holy Conferencing as we seek to be your witnesses across the Nashville Area. Speak, O Lord, for we, your servants are listening. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Bishop William T. McAlilly
Nashville Episcopal Area leader
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REFLECTIONS FOR THE DAY | Use a program on your computer, a traditional journal, or feel free to use the comment section of this blog post to record your reflections as a conversation with others…
READ – What spoke to me as I read today’s meditation?
REPENT – Where is God showing me that I have failed to be obedient to the call to discipleship today?
RECEIVE – What words of redemption and grace is God offering to me?
REMEMBER – Who and what is God calling me to remember in prayer related to today’s reading?
RESPOND – How is God calling me to respond today?
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May the “40-Day Walk With God” be as meaningful, as it has been for me, for everyone who participated. There have been many special readings. Thanks to those who have written them.
Thank you, Daryl, for your faithful reading and commenting!
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Thank you for “The Forty Day Walk With God”, it has been inspirational and challenging. I do expect great things this week in Collierville and in the following years as the people of the UMC seek to transform the world.