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Weekly Verses - June 9

  • 2014 Jun 09
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Monday
 
Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds -- his name is the Lord -- and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
I can't help but think of what James, Jesus' brothers said: "Pure religion, undefiled before God the Father is this: keep oneself undefiled and care for orphans and widows in their distress." Jesus showed clearly this was the Father's heart in his ministry. Now it is up to us to continue it!
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Father, may my life, my compassion, and my ministry reflect your heart for those who need care and protection and love. Give me eyes to see this need more clearly and a heart to responded more certainly so that your love may be demonstrated through me. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
 
Tuesday
 
Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Mothers have such an inside road with children that it is interesting that God commands fathers to be about the work of spiritual nurture. I don't believe he means to exclude mothers. No, I think he assumes they'll do their part. But the father's influence and intentional training is so essential.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Abba Father, may my children come to find you in me. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
Wednesday
 
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
For husbands, there is sacrificial love in our purpose and purpose in our sacrifice. We give up ourselves to love our wives. But Jesus is the example here, and he gave up everything. His purpose? Simply to make us holy. Our motives are to be equally as sacrificial and pure in surrendering our rights to bless and love our wives.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Holy God, help our families to be full of love and may it begin with me, today. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
 
Thursday
 
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his very soul?
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
We chase after so many different things. Only one thing is needed. Having a fist full of dollars, a great estate, and lots of prestige doesn't mean a whole lot if you've gone to your ultimate address without the Lord. Even worse, is to find that in the middle of your busy-ness, you awake to find yourself in the barren land where Christ does not dwell and life is not found.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Father, help me to keep my priorities right and my life holy and my heart open to your will rather than being blinded with my own self-seeking. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
 
Friday
 
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
How good it is to be as close to God as his shadow and share in the comfort of his shelter. He is not far if our hearts choose to draw near him.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
O great Almighty God, tender Shepherd and Abba Father, make known to me your nearness. I long to live in your presence and reflect your holiness and grace. By Jesus' blood I draw near to you in full assurance of your love and grace. Amen.
 
 
Saturday
 
The Lord will keep you from all harm -- he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Our lives are not lived alone. The Lord is with us personally. He holds each of futures and our safety in his hands. We live to serve him and go to be with him when we die. The Lord will keep us from all harm!
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Mighty Protector, Rock of my salvation. Thank you that my future is secure with you. Make this assurance the convicting power in my life to turn over my future and my life to you. Through Jesus I ask this. Amen.
 
 
Sunday
 
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and will not be faint.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
It is easy for us to live victoriously for the Lord when we soar on eagles wings. It can be exciting when we run and don't grow weary in the work of the Lord, buoyed by his power and presence. But it often takes heroes to keep walking and not faint when trying times come. Keep on walking, brother and sister. The Lord is there when you most fear he has forgotten you!
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Majestic God, whose voice holds together our universe, give those who can barely walk under the stress and assault the strength to continue. I specifically want to pray for those I know personally who are facing trying times. Please, dear LORD, give them strength and meet their most pressings needs. Through the intercession of Jesus I ask it. Amen.
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