KNOW

PRAY

Make sure you take time to read the passage and pray about it before you begin.
Psalm 46

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”
Psalm 46:1

I’ve been thinking a lot about feeling vs. thinking lately. How can we avoid being ruled by our emotions when we look to what we know and not just what we feel. So often our lives are ruled by our emotions, our circumstances or the actions of another. But, here in Psalm 46 God reminds us of who He is! He reminds us of what we really need to know.

  • Why does God tell us not to fear?
  • What comfort do verses 6 & 7 bring you despite the instability around the world?
  • Why do you think it is important to “be still”?
  • Take time now to Be Still. Take a deep breath. And… Know! HE IS GOD! HE IS GOD! Alleluia! Now take time to exalt Him – write a praise.
  • What difference does it make when we live life based on the God we know (Father -Son – Holy Spirit?

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Love the song by Laura Story – Till I Met You

 

Praying that we would all begin to live by the truth that we know! KNOW – HE IS GOD!

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Your Gift to God – Love one another

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

John 15:9-17

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“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  
-Jesus

John 15:12

  • Do you? Do you love others (even the ones you don’t really like) as Jesus loved you?
  • Is there someone in your life who God is calling you to love better? Ask God to work in your heart to love this person the way Jesus loves you.

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Jesus commanded us – Love one another – do it! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Confess the Name of Jesus

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

Philippians 2:9-11

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“Therefore God has highly exalted him {Jesus} and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:9-11

  • Take time today to get down on your knees and confess the name of Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It is a name above every name!

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Confess Jesus – it will bring God glory! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Repent

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

Luke 15:1-7

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“There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
Luke 15:7

  • Do you feel lost? Is there a piece of your heart/mind/body that you are not giving to God? Are you involved in a habitual sin (gossip, hatred, coveting, unforgiveness)? Are you avoiding God’s call? Pray about it…What is standing between your heart and a relationship with the Living God?
  • God sent Jesus to build a bridge between you and God…Jesus is searching for you in your lostness right now. He is reaching out to you…turn away from your sin and turn to Christ, “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:14). Pray and write about how you are going to take action today.
  • REMEMBER – YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Romans 8:10-11 reminds us that if you know Christ you  “the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead is living in you.”
  • So, how is this a gift to God…seems like He’s doing all the work. But, it brings God joy to see our heartfelt repentance. Re-write Luke 15:7 replacing “one sinner” with your name!

 

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Repent today – all of heaven will rejoice! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Rejoice

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 118:24


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“This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalm 118:24

  • Rejoice in this day! The Lord of all the universe made it. Thank Him for it and set out on this day with a grateful heart.

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Rejoice in God’s wonderful creation. Praise His holy name – it is your gift to God! I will be praying for you! 

Your Gift to God – Be Still

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 46:10


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“Be still, and know that I am God.”
Psalm 46:10a

  • Off to a busy start to your day?  Did you take time to be still with God?

“Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.”
James 4:8

  • He wants you to spend time with Him…Be still…
  • Journal about how He is exalted among the nations and exalted in the earth.

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Be still with Him – He loves you and wants to spend time with you – it is your gift to God! I will be praying for you!