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PRAY

Dear God, Lord may we learn to love the way that you love, and by this may we grow to know you more.

WRITE

READ Philippians 1:9-11

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:9-11 NIV

  • What is Paul’s prayer for the Philippians?
  • As their (and our ) love abounds more and more in knowledge and insight what is the result?
  • As their (and our) discernment increases what is the result?
  • As they (and we) grow in Christ and the fruit of righteousness grows in us what is the result?

GROW

  • This is one of my favorite scriptures to pray for people and for myself. Take time now to pray this for yourself and for people that God has put on your heart.

Dear Father God, increase the love in our hearts that it may overflow from us. May that love grow in what we understand and see about others and about the world. May what we speak be wrapped in that knowledge and reveal your love to the world. Help our discernment to increase so that we may make right choices that reflect your love & character, and continue to conform us into the image of your Son. Help us to abide in Christ knowing that only when we abide in Him can we bear fruit, and Lord may the fruit that comes from that relationship with Christ be evident in us and bring you much glory and praise. In Jesus Name… Amen!

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Confess and Believe

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Romans 10:9-13

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Romans 10:9 ESV

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  •  What does v. 9 say about your path to salvation?
  • What does it mean to you to have your justification (God pronouncing you righteous) come through  believing with your heart – is it different from believing with your mind?
  • What must accompany the internal change of heart (v. 10b)?
  • Ask the Spirit to help you, and use this passage as a guide to write a confession of faith.
  • Then pray it out loud!

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Pray that the Holy Spirit deepens your faith in our awesome God and His Son who came to save you!  I will be praying for you! 

Where does your help come from?

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 121

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

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  • Read all of Psalm 121.  Take it all in! Absorb it!  Rejoice in it! Where does your help come from?

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in your heart as you trust in the Lord !  I will be praying for you! 

Hope in the Lord

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 33:20-22

“We wait in hope for the Lord;

    he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.” 
Psalm 33:20-22 NIV

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  • Rewrite this passage in first person.
  • How has the Spirit moved you as you put your hope in the Lord.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in your heart as you trust in the Lord !  I will be praying for you! 

Trust…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

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  • How are you to trust the Lord?
  • What are you told not to do?
  • What is the result if you Trust in the Lord?
  • What do you need to trust God for today? Give it to God and ask for His wisdom and guidance.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in your heart as you trust in the Lord !  I will be praying for you! 

Gains & Losses

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Philippians 3:7-9

“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ  and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ”
Philippians 3-:7-9 NIV

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  • How do you look at your gains & losses. With a heavenly view or an earthy one. Comment on what your perspective is & what perspective God desires you to have.

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Pray that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to see what is true gain – the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus !  I will be praying for you! 

Working in You…

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 1:6 NIV

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  • He’s not finished with you yet! When you became a follower of Christ – He began His good work in you. Write about the changes that you’ve seen in your life as you seek him.
  • Can you see any parts of your life that need some shaping. Give them to God here and ask Him to guide you through the process of transformation.

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The Skit Guys

Have you seen it?

http://skitguys.com/videos/item/gods-chisel

Pray that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the person God sees when He looks at you & then get out of the way and let Him do the work !  I will be praying for you!