Beauty Wonder & Power

PRAY

Make sure you take time to read the passage and pray about it before you begin.
Philippians 2:9-11 & Colossians 1:15-23

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name
Philippians 2:9

  • Read the entire passages and then listen to the song.  Using the passages from the Bible write a response. His name is BEAUTYful  –  WONDERful – POWERful!  His name is above EVERY name. Praise Him!

GROW

 

Praying for you today! That you you would experience the life changing beauty, wonder and power of Jesus! That you would be in awe of His awesome authority. His awesome power. His awesome beauty! May your heart long for the day we will kneel before Him in person… may you take time to kneel before Him  now! Praying for you.

He Is

PRAY

 Read Colossians 1:15-19

 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”
Colossians 1:16

WRITE

Sometimes I forget my place. Jesus is so big…infinite…eternal…holy! I am none of those things. Do you ever try to make Jesus fit into your own image of who He is? Reading through this Colossians passage is a reminder that no human created image can contain our Mighty God!

  • Using Colossians 1:15-18 make a list of the attributes that Jesus “is”.
  • Considering that “All things have been created through him and for him” does that change the way that you think of yourself or your purpose?
  • What does this passage say pleased God?
  • How did Jesus make peace for us (see also Hebrews 9:22)?
  • Look over the list that you made. Jesus – the image of the invisible God –  died for you! He died to make peace with God – for you! Give thanks now for His mighty sacrifice.
  • Ask God to help you grow to know Jesus more each day.

I love this beautiful song by Natalie Grant! May we all grow to truly know the King of the World…

GROW

Praying that you will take time today to truly seek Jesus.

Your Gift to God – Day 4

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Matthew 5:14-16


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 Let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

  • Where does our light come from – See John 8:12?

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

  • Make yourself available to Him today! He will surely use you. Write a prayer asking Him to show you how to shine His light today.

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Let His light shine in you – it is the light of life! It will bring God glory! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Day 3

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Hebrews 13:16


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“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
Hebrews 13:16

  • Write a definition or some synonyms of the word neglect.
  • Do you ever leave good “undone” or get careless about it? Read Galatians 6:1-10 & make a list of some of the ways we can do good. 
  • It is sometimes hard to discern, but God does not leave us alone to figure it out.

” Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:2

  • Ask God to renew your mind and transform you so that you can discern what He has planned for you in this day…write down anything that He brings to mind.
  • One of the ways we can do this is by sharing what we have. Make a list of he qualities, spiritual and material gifts,  etc.  that you possess which you can share and how you can share them.
  • It can be the smallest thing a smile a phone call or a note. Set out in this day to be obedient to what God has called you to. It is a gift to Him!

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Offer God your gift doing His will and sharing what you have! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Day 2

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Hebrews 13:15


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“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.”
Hebrews 13:15

  • When should you be praising God?
  • This praise is an outpouring of our gratefulness. How is it described here?
  • Using this passage, write down from where that gratefulness springs?
  • Do you often thank God only for your good circumstances. We are to continually offer up a sacrifice of praise. In this day thank God for every circumstance. Ask the Spirit to guide you…

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Offer God your gift of praise! I will be praying for you! 

The Gift of the Spirit is Patience

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

 

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
1 Thessalonians 5:14

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  • Do you have some difficult people in your life? This verse tells us exactly how we need to act toward them. How are we to treat them?
  • It can be so hard to be patient, but we are examples of Christ on earth. When we show our love through our patience we teach others about Him. Is there someone you can think of that you need to be more patient with?

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. This is actually a piece of one of my new year’s resolutions. Ok – I know it isn’t January. But, it is the beginning of a new school year and I’m trying to get into some new habits. Here it is…No more rushing. Be deliberate about what you are doing. Be present where you are and stop thinking about what’s next. If I am real and in the moment it makes it so much easier to be patient. This will take a lot of prayer, as this is not natural for me. I’m always in a hurry. But, I quit!  I’m asking the spirit to help me be patient with myself and others. Want to join me for the journey?

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Leave a comment and share what God revealed to you today! I will be praying for you! 

First Day

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First Day of School!

  • My kids are starting school today! Please pray for all the children in this country to find The One True and Living God and His Son.
  • Pray for God’s hand to touch each student and each teacher.
  • Pray that no lies or deceptions will be taught. And if there are lies, that  God would give our children wisdom and discernment to recognize them.
  • Pray for our kids to be wise and bold and stand on the Rock. Pray that they are not moved or shaken and are willing to speak the truth in love.
  • Pray for the believing teachers and administrators  not to be intimidated by our culture and to be protected from persecution.
  • Pray for the Christian parents everywhere to have wisdom to teach their children to love the Lord and serve Him.
  • Pray for every hand that touches the lives of our children…bus drivers, janitors, teacher aides, secretaries and the list goes on and on…

LOVE!!!!!!! Share God’s love with someone today and say a prayer for the lives of those you come in contact with.

I’m praying for you