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Weekly Verses - March 17

  • 2014 Mar 17
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Monday
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13

New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Hope and joy and peace sound terrific!  Two things are vital for this to be a part of our lives.  First, we must trust God to meet our needs and get us to where we need to be.  Second, we expect the power of the Holy Spirit to bless us and empower us with God's qualities.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Great and Mighty God, bless me with greater trust that you are nearby and long to help. Bless and empower me to be the person you want me to be.  Fill me with your Spirit so I may live my life more like Jesus lived his life here on earth.  Through him I pray.  Amen.
 
 
Tuesday
 
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5:22-23
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
A lot of different religious groups will give you all sorts of ways to know whether or not you have the Holy Spirit.  Jesus has one simple answer: "by their fruit you will know them."  Paul gives us the definition of holy fruit. Say them out loud and ask the Lord to make it true in you:  LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, SELF-CONTROL.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Abba Father, through the Spirit I call upon you.  Please fulfill in me the character you possess.  I want to exhibit the qualities of your child, Jesus, through whom I pray.  Amen. 
 
 
Wednesday
 
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1 Peter 2:2-3
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Salvation is such a precious thing! But like a newborn baby, we become obnoxious or sick if we stay in the same place we were spiritually when we were saved!  Read Hebrews 6 and see what God has to say about remaining immature!  We must really want to grow.  We must crave what is good and what builds us up. What are you going to do today to satisfy your spiritual appetite?
 
MY PRAYER...
 
 Mighty God, thank you for loving me and saving me.  I really want to mature in your grace.  Bless me today as I seek to pattern holy habits and fill myself spiritually with the things that will help me grow.  But Holy God, I know that true growth comes only from you, so I ask you to strengthen me by your Spirit as I pursue your character.  Through Jesus' mighty name I pray.  Amen.
 
 
Thursday
 
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought.
Jeremiah 17:7-8
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THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Trust.  Can we trust in God?  Is the Lord faithful?  While we may wish to have been alive when Jesus walked the earth or Jeremiah spoke fearlessly God's hard truth, we are especially blessed to be alive today.  We stand at the end of an incredible stream of God work and know him to be profoundly faithful to his people. We can launch out into the future with boldness because we know, as Psalm 139 says, God is there!
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Holy God, I know you are there!  In the morning, in the evening, in the long nights, I know I am not alone. Thank you for knowing me and going with me through all my days.  Please make your presence known to me this day as I seek to honor you in what I do and say.  Through Jesus my Lord I ask this.  Amen.
 
 
Friday
 
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
Ephesians 6:10-11
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Many of the struggles in our lives are not mere accidents!  In fact, many of them are not put there by God. Our  challenges often come from the hand of our enemy, Satan.  He always prowls around looking for the best scheme to knock us out of our commitment to, and relationship with, the Lord.  Placing ourselves firmly in the hands of the Lord and using his tools of warfare will help us defeat our enemy, who has already been
humiliated by Jesus and the cross.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Strengthen me, O God, that I may stand against my foe and triumph by the power of your Spirit and bring honor and glory to my conquering Savior You will return one day and take me home in victory.  Through the Rider on the White Horse I pray.  Amen.
 
 
Saturday
 
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive he crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Only Christians win at life.  That's because none of us have the power to hold back our greatest enemy, death.  But when we have persevered, we are given the ultimate victory, LIFE that will not end.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Thank You, O Father, for giving me the assurance that when all is said and done, I will share in your life and your victory forever.  Help me this day to live confidently, knowing that I have your life.       Through Jesus, my conquering King, I pray.  Amen.
 
 
Sunday
 
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
When we get death for sin, we're only being paid what we're owed -- sin is rebellion against the God who loves us and gave us his most precious gift to redeem us from sin!  But God's gift is free -- eternal life in Jesus Christ.  He gave it without our assurance of following.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Thank you, God, for loving me when no one else could or would. Thank you for sacrificing the most precious gift of heaven so I could join you there.  Of all the gifts I've ever received, yours is the best.  This thanksgiving I offer through the gift that set me free!  Amen.
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