Heart in His Word & on your Lips

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

Joshua 1:7-9

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Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:7-9 ESV

  • God is preparing Joshua to carry out His long awaited plan for His people. How does He reassure Joshua…what are His instructions?
  • As with Joshua…He gives us a list of  do’s and don’ts. Using this passage write your “To Do” list.
  • Now write your “Do not” list.
  • As I have shared before…I struggle with my tongue. But here, God gives us the remedy for that weakness. Write down the two key components that can help all of us, through Christ, win that battle.
  • This isn’t about quiet time each day, or saying the right prayers. It’s about meditating on His word day and night. It should never leave our lips…what changes can you make in your life to keep your heart fixed on Him and on His word?
  • This command leads to a “So That.” When we keep His word in our hearts and mouths what results.
  • The end of Verse 9 reiterates God’s command to Joshua – and to you. Write it down.
  • Write about the comfort it brings you to know that the Lord is with you wherever you go.

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Put God’s word in your heart and on your lips! I will be praying for you!

Your Gift to God – Songs of Praise

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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 59:16-17

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“But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
 O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.”
Psalm 59:16-17

  • List the reasons given in this Psalm for you to sing praises to the almighty God.
  • Praise Him for His strength (see also John 16:33, Philippians 4:13, Romans 8:31b).
  • Praise Him for His steadfast love (see also 1 John 4:10, Romans 8:38-39).
  • Praise Him that He is your fortress and refuge (see also Matthew 11:28, and Deuteronomy 33:27).

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Check out this song written and sung here by Michael Neal and Krissy Nordhoff
“Your Great Name”

SING IT!!!! AND PRAISE HIS GREAT NAME

this song was released  by Natalie Grant on her album “Love Revolution”

Praise the name of the only one who is worthy of our praise! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – A Light in the Darkness

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

John 8:12
Matthew 5:14-16

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‘”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

 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, 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 5:14-16

  • In the John passage, Jesus presents two choices…light or darkness. If people choose not to follow Jesus they walk in darkness – what does that mean (see also Romans 12 & Ephesians 6:12)?
  • What does Jesus tell you will result if you follow Him?
  • Aren’t you so thankful that you have the light of life! Jesus tells you in the Matthew passage exactly what to do with that light. What is your call to action?
  • What is the result of your willingness to share the light of Christ?
  • You have the opportunity EVERY DAY to bring glory to God by sharing the light of Christ with others…are you? If not, pray about it & write down some changes you can make in your life that will let that light shine!

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Check out this song by Addison Road

This Little Light of Mine

Praise the Lord that we have the light of life! Now show it to all you meet! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – A Living Sacrifice

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

Romans 12:1-2

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“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  
Romans 12:1-2

  • Here Paul pleads with the Romans – and you – to present God with what kind of sacrifice?
  • Do you think of yourself as a living sacrifice? What does that look like to you (Mark 12:31-32)?
  • What is the purpose of this kind of sacrifice?
  • You are warned not to conform to the ways of this world, what are you called to do instead?
  • What are the results of this transformation?
  • REMEMBER: God can not transform you unless you are willing to begin by putting your sweet sacrifice on His altar. Will you do it now?

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God wants you as a holy & acceptable sacrifice! Lay yourself down for Him now – it will bring amazing changes. I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Encourage One Another

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

1 Thessalonians 5:9-11

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“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up.”  
1 Thessalonians 5:11

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  • When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you obtain what?
  • Through whom did you obtain your salvation?
  • Because Christ died for you…what is your ultimate destiny?
  • Define the word therefore…
  • This passages tells us….that because God has saved us from wrath & given us salvation through Christ so that we might live with Christ forever we should___________.
  • Based on this passage where should our source of encouragement come from?
  • When you encourage others, does it ever occur to you to encourage them by reminding them of their eternal destiny? Is there really any better encouragement?
  • So often we get caught up in our worldly circumstances. We give encouragement based on what people have or have done. But, here God tells us to encourage one another based on what Christ did for us! A reminder of our ETERNAL destiny.
  • Who can you encourage today?!

Encourage one another. Build up the Body of Christ!  I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Use your Gifts

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

1 Peter 4:10-11

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“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another”  
1 Peter 4:10a

  • Have you ever considered your God given gifts – spiritual or physical? The amplified Bible defines them as “a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment.” Read Romans 12:3-6
  • Pray and ask God to help reveal what your gifts are. What has God shared with you…write it down.
  • What does 1 Peter 4:10 tell you about how you are to use your gifts?
  • What does it mean to be a faithful steward?
  • Verse 11 instructs us not to use our own power, but God’s. What is the purpose in using God’s strength?
  • Go to the Lord…what is God calling you to do today with the gifts that He has given you?

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Using the gifts that God has given you brings Him glory! Pray that the Spirit will enable you to serve Him today! I will be praying for you! 

Praise Him – He is Your Strength


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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 7:17

“O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.”
Psalm 59:17

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  • He is our Strength!!!!! Praise Him that you can do all things in His strength (see Philippians 4:13).

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Have you heard it?

Chris Tomlin “Whom Shall I Fear”

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Sing a praise to the Lord – He is your strength! I will be praying for you!