Temple of God

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Acts 17:49-50

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV


““‘Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
What kind of house will you build for me?
says the Lord.
Or where will my resting place be?
 Has not my hand made all these things?’
” 
Acts 17:49-50 NIV

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  • YOU are God’s temple…If you know Jesus – the Spirit lives in you & you are the temple of the Living God. Created by Him for His glory – How does that make you feel…

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Pray that you will feel his presence and prepare the soil as He builds His house in you!  I will be praying for you! 

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Unlimited Love

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 John 3:1

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 
1 John 3:1 NIV

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  • Soak it in…Child of God. If you know Jesus – you are a child of God! Awesome! Write about this amazing relationship with your God and your Savior.

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Pray that you will feel the love that God has so graciously lavished on you!  I will be praying for you! 

If You…Then…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Proverbs 2:1-5

“If you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
” 
Proverbs 2:4-5 ESV

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  • Here we see action & effect. Write down what action God is calling you to as you seek after Him. If you…
  • Our society continues to chase after things of no eternal value. Instead God asks us to seek His word like treasure. What does it mean to you to seek God like hidden treasure.
  • According to this passage what is the effect of this action (Proverbs 2:4-5)
  • From these verses, what did you learn about what you must do to gain the knowledge of God?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will increase your fear and knowledge of God!  I will be praying for you! 

The Beginning of Knowledge

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Proverbs 1:1-7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” 
Proverbs 1:7 ESV

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  • What does this passage tell us about the purpose of the book of Proverbs – make a list.
  • If we are to gain knowledge in any way – where does it start?
  • Why do you think that knowledge begins with the Lord (see also Genesis 1, James 1:5-8)?
  • Write a praise thanking God for giving you knowledge and ask Him to help you to grow in your knowledge of him & to understand what it truly means to fear the Lord?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will increase your fear and knowledge of God!  I will be praying for you! 

Run…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NIV

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” 
Acts 20:24 NIV

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  • What did Paul say was the purpose of his race (Acts 20:24)?
  • Summarize the 1Corinthians passage.
  • Why do you think it is important to maintain self control as you run this race?
  • What kind of race are you running?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will grow the fruit of self control in you today!  I will be praying for you! 

Self Control & God’s Glory

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 Peter 4:1-11

“so as to live forthe rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God” 
1 Peter 4:2 ESV 

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  • 1 Peter 4:2 instructs you in how to live your life. What does it tell you to do.
  • We need to be prepared at all times, verses 7-11 give us some specifics about how to live. Make a list of actions you are asked to take.
  • Have you ever considered that the purpose in your life is to bring glory to the Father through Christ? Write your reaction- how is the Spirit moving you?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will grow the fruit of self control in you today!  I will be praying for you! 

Spirit Controlled

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
1 Corinthians 7:5

Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” 
1 Corinthians 7:5 ESV 

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  • This speaks specifically about the marriage relationship. Still, reflect on what the lack of self control could allow in your life?
  • Have you felt the tug of temptation in your life recently? Do you think that there is a lack of self control in this regard?
  • Write a prayer asking the Spirit to grow the fruit of self control where you feel most weak.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will grow the fruit of self control in you today!  I will be praying for you!