Trust?

PRAY

Take time now to ask the Spirit to guide you as you seek after the Lord.

WRITE

  • What has been dominating your mind today? Is there something that you just can’t stop thinking/worrying about?
  • Read Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Put it in His hands… Write a prayer laying it down and trusting in His plan.

This is my favorite new song. Thank you Tauren Wells for putting into song what is in my heart.

 

GROW

Praying that the Spirit would guide you as you lay your heart into the hands of our Almighty Lord! He will make your path straight, trust in Him…

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Help

PRAY

Remember to pray & read the entire passage before beginning.
Psalm 63

 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. ”
Psalm 63:1

  • How does the psalmist characterize his relationship to God.
  • What is his reaction to God’s love and provision?
  • I absolutely love the picture drawn by verse 7. What does it mean to you that God is your help and you can rest in the shadow of His wings?
  • How does this Psalm shape the way that you live your life? How does this direct your focus, your desires, and how you pray to our Almighty God?

GROW

A friend began praying verse  over my children and shared with me how she had been praying. It often enters my prayers for my kids as I desire that they would earnestly seek God and their souls would thirst for Him. Praying for you today that you would hunger and thirst for the Lord as you rely on him for His steadfast love and help. Praying for you!

Purpose

PRAY

Remember to pray & read the entire passage before beginning.
1 Timothy 1:12-17

This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.  All honor and glory to God forever and ever!
1 Timothy 1:15-17NLT

WRITE

  • In Paul’s letter to Timothy  how does he describe himself before he knew Christ?
  • This passage tells us simply… why did Christ come?
  • Why does Paul say God showed him mercy?
  • Isn’t that kind of the way it is with all of us? We are eternally changed and become an example of the love of Christ and mercy of God! Does this make you think of your purpose differently.

I love this song… As we look forward to the celebration of our risen Savior may we cultivate thankful hearts for we are made alive in Him! Thank you for saving us!

 

GROW

Praying that the Lord would continue to work in your hearts that you would be examples of His great love and mercy! Praying for you…

Blessed Affliction?

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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

“Be patient in tribulation.” 
Romans 12:12b

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
Romans 5:2b-4

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  • The word tribulation holds many meanings from a simple sadness to great anguish. But in all states of suffering how are we called to face them?
  • It all goes back to the attitude that we talked about yesterday. What attitude do we need to maintain (Psalm 118:24)?
  • Romans 5:24 gives us a reason we should be patient in our suffering. Write it out using this format as an example Suffering = _________
  • And so… we end up back at Hope! What has God poured out for us?
  • He fills us with His love by the power of His Spirit! Read Romans 8:31-29. No matter what may come, physical trials, emotional difficulties, spiritual battles who is advocating for you?
  • Is there any thing that can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus?
  • He truly has a plan for your life to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11) and He can work all things together for the good of those who are called by Him (Romans 8:28). Listen to the song by Laura Story, “Blessings”. How does this change your perspective on suffering?

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Praying that you may feel God’s amazing love poured into your heart today. May you feel His peace, provision, and guidance no matter what you are going through.

Joyful Hope

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How to Act Like a True Christian – Digging Deep Into Romans 12:9-21

“Rejoice in Hope” 
Romans 12:12a

Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.
1 Peter 1:3-5

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  • Who is our only hope (John 3:16).
  • What does it mean to you that we have a living hope (Luke 24:46-49)?
  • If you know Jesus, your hope is certain. How does 1 Peter 1:4 describe you inheritance?
  • In John 14:1-3 Jesus himself tells us about what we have to look forward to. Write down what he is preparing for you.
  • This gives us much to rejoice about. Our hope is certain our place is prepared. We should live with an attitude of Joy clinging to our true Hope… Jesus. Praise Him now for His gift to us, and ask the Lord to maintain in you a joyful hope.
  • Remember… this world puts it’s hope in “things.” Their hope is dead. Let us show today in our actions and attitudes what it means to have a living hope in Jesus Christ.

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Praying that the God of hope will fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (paraphrase of Romans 15:13)