Your Gift to God – Day 1

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Mark 12:28-31

 “‘ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.’”
Mark 12:30-31

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  • Write these down as you fill in the Blank…
  • Jesus says I am to love God with                    my heart!
  • Jesus says I am to love God with                    my soul!
  • Jesus says I am to love God with                    my strength!
  • Is there anything/anyone that should come before God in our list of what we love?
  • Have you put anything or anyone in front of God on your list? Ask God to show you what you need to change to reflect Jesus’ command – write it down!
  • Jesus also tells us about the importance of loving one another. How does Jesus tell us we need to love our friends, family neighbors, or even enemies?
  • Take time to pray and ask God to reveal how you can love better. What did He stir in you? Write it down and then live it!

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Give God the gift of your whole heart, soul and strength today! I will be praying for you! 

He is worthy of your Praise

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Revelation 5:11-12

“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they were saying:

‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise'”
Revelation 5:11-12

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  • He is worthy of our praise!!!! Make a list of reasons He is worthy of our praise.
  • Here’s #1 – He was slain for you and me!

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Praise the Lord He is worthy! 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! 

Give Thanks

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 9:1

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.”
Psalm 9:1

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  • With your whole heart thank the Lord – make a list of things in your life you are thankful for!

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Praise the Lord with your whole heart! I will be praying for you! 

Praise Him for He is Righteous


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

“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.”
Psalm 7:17

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  • God is entirely right and just – something we can not possibly fathom. How are you made righteous (see Romans 3:23-26)?
  • Praise the name of the Lord that if you know Jesus you  are seen as righteous in His eyes.

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Have you heard it?

Matt Maher’s “Lord I Need You”

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Sing a praise to the Lord – he has made you righteous in Christ! I will be praying for you! 

Make a Joyful Noise

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
 Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.” 

Psalm 100 ESV

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  • Beautiful! Using this Psalm, write a list of ways we can show God our praise.
  • Rewrite verse 2 in the first person.
  • He made you – you are His! Amazing!

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May the Spirit grow your understanding of who you are in Christ, how you are loved & all the ways you can praise our God in heaven! I will be praying for you! 

He Is Good

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today.
Psalm 136:1-3

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever.” 

Psalm 136:1-3ESV

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  • His love endures forever! Write an entry praising God for His unfailing love.
  • How have you seen His love revealed in your life?

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Give thanks – His love endures forever! I will be praying for you!