Spirit Power

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Read 2 Timothy 1:7

TAKE TIME TO PRAY  BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

God did not leave us here on earth alone to fend for ourselves. No! If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, the  Spirit of the Living God lives in you! It is not a Spirit of fear – no, it is a Spirit of Power & Love & Self Control. In a time where much uncertainty waits around every corner. We can be certain that we have been given the ability to overcome our fears by His power is in us!

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  • In light of the events of the past few weeks, what comfort does this verse bring you?
  • God’s power   God’s Love   God’s Self Control    are all available to you through His Spirit that dwells within you. How can it be… and yet it is! Pray now and ask the Spirit to guide you through your day, to increase each of these attributes in you.
  • How does this change the way you think about your daily tasks or callings in your life?

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As Christians, we have to live as the Spirit-filled, Spirit-powered, Spirit-guided, Spirit-controlled, Spirit-loving people that we are. Take time to prayerfully live out this Spirit power in your life today. Praying for you.

 

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Power-Full

 

Psalm 63-35

 

TAKE TIME TO PRAY BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

It is really impossible to comprehend God’s power! But we are told that we can see it simply by looking at His creation (Romans 1:20). He maintains all power – as He is sovereign over every grain of sand, every drop of rain, every hair on your head and every event in your life. Power is both a thing and an action. We can can have power or power can propel us forward. After looking up the word in the dictionary power reveals itself in three different forms – Control   Strength   Energy. Isn’t that at little glimpse of God – Control…Strength…Energy?

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Here are just a few verses that speak of God’s power.
Really I think I could  suggest to see God’s power read Genesis 1 – Revelation 22.

Genesis 1   Romans 1:20   1 Corinthians 2:4-5
2 Corinthians 4:7   Colossians 2:12   Micah 3:8 Hebrews 1:1-3   Luke 9:37-42

  • His power is all encompassing. Pick a favorite verse about God’s power and write about how and why it impacted you.
  • Take comfort in knowing that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. Where in your life do you need to claim His power.
  • When you come to know Jesus the Spirit of the living God dwells in you. It is this power that equips and enables us to overcome (Colossians 2:12). Write down – the Power of God dwells in me and I claim His power over______.

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We are merely human – imperfect and powerless. Yet… His Spirit in us – now that it power. This is a beautiful song about exactly that. Jeremy Camp – Same Power.

My His power enable, equip and guide you as you trust in Him!  Praying for you…

You Were – But God

Ephesians 2-8

TAKE TIME TO PRAY BEFORE YOU BEGIN…

So often here on earth “free gifts” are not so free. I think of all the offers that require us to buy something to get our free gift. It really isn’t free! But here Paul explains that our salvation is free! It is a gift! It is God’s unmerited favor! Stop feeling like you have to earn it. Accept the gift – then live in faith like the new creation that you are!

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READ EPHESIAN 2:1-10

  • FILL IN THE BLANK
    • You were_______________! (Make a list)
    • But God _______________!
  • You have been saved By God’s grace what is the result?
  • You are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for what purpose?
  • Write a prayer asking  God to guide you as He uses you for His purposes & His glory!

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This is a wonderful reminder! GRACE WINS! – Matthew West

 

If you know Jesus … God has prepared good works for you! Too amazing to even imagine. Praying for you – that the Lord to prepare and guide you so that you may “walk in them”.

God is Grace – Full

Definition of Grace

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Think about God’s grace and how deep and wide it is! God is grace-full! His grace is completely abundant and completely undeserved. It is a gift which we can never repay… but one that we can seek to honor as we are changed by Him from the inside out.

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There are so many many verses that speak of God’s grace.
Here are a few you can use to help see the picture of God’s grace
& I challenge you to seek some more.

Genesis 6-9  Ephesians 2:8   John 1:14-18  Romans 3:23-24
Romans 6:14   1 Peter 5:10   Revelation 2:21

  • Write about what God’s grace means to you. He has given you the gift of salvation and from his fullness he has given you “grace upon grace” (John 1:16).
  • Do these passages open up your understanding of God’s grace? Write down some of the words that really spoke to you.
  • His grace fills the entire Bible from the beginning to the end. It really is too much to comprehend. But it is truth! It is His free gift to you! Awesome! Take time to praise Him Now!

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I love this song from Mercy Me. It really reminds me how much He loves me – and that His grace is always enough!

 

Pray now that His grace would abound in your life. That you would come to a full understanding of the completeness of His grace. And that you would live your as the new creation that you are – transformed for eternity! Alleluia! Praying for you

Creator God

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

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You pick! We have an amazingly good God! Search the Bible and find a verse that highlights this part of His character. Here are some possibilities…

Psalm 24:1-2   Revelation 4:11  John 1:1-5   Corinthians 8:5-6

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Thanking God for His goodness. May we all see His hand and perfect will in this day   Praying for you!

My Choice

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Psalm 16

“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.”
Psalm16:5 ESV

“The Lord is the portion of my inheritance, my cup [He is all I need];
You support my lot.”
Psalm 16:5 AMP

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing.
    You guard all that is mine.”
Psalm 16:5 NLT

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The end of Psalm 16 is quoted by both Peter (Acts 2) and Paul (Acts 13) pointing us to the identity of Jesus – that “‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.” (Acts 13:35) This points to the truth that Jesus would indeed be resurrected and reign forever. Praise God! Still, the entire Psalm reveals to us where our hearts should be and encourages us to look forward to eternal life with our Lord in heaven! What joy!

  • Looking to verse 1 what is the Psalmist’s (probably David) first request?
  • His refuge is the Lord – Ask the Lord to be your refuge! And trust God for His protection whatever may be swirling in your life.
  • In verse 5 the Psalmist makes a choice. He doesn’t choose to rely on the things of this world to fulfill him. Instead what choice does he make?
  • God is all you need! No matter all of the “if only’s” you have in your life. Write down some of them. Then cross them off and write – God is all I need!
  • Write down verse 8! Memorize it! Live like it! What difference does it make if the Lord is what you choose to pursue?
  • What is the result when we make this choice (see verses 9-11)?
  • What is your choice?!

Though our bodies will see decay (if we die before Jesus returns)- when we trust in Jesus and put our lives in the hands of the Lord we too can look forward to eternity in heaven with our Almighty God! Alleluia!

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Praying that you will set the Lord always before you! You will not be shaken!   Praying for you!

No Good

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Psalm 16

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.’

Psalm 16:2

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We are going to dig into the entire Psalm tomorrow.
But, today we are just going to meditate on verse 2 of Psalm 16.

Take time not to lift this up to our Almighty!

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.’

  • The word good can be an adjective, a  noun and an adverb. It both describes a thing, an action and it stands alone – as good.
    • adj. : something desired or approved
    • n: that which is morally right
    • adv.: completely
  • Despite what the world my tell you, good is God alone! What does it mean to you that there is no good thing or action apart from God?
  • He is amazingly good! All good! All of the time! Sometimes it is hard to see, but trust and cling to His goodness! You are so loved! Pray and ask Him to reveal this to you in this day!

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This is one of my favorite songs right now! Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin.

It gives us a clear picture of who He is and who we are to Him! Alleluia!

Praying that the goodness of God will fill you and transform you today!   Praying for you!