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His Strong Support

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"His Strong Support"

Memory Verse:

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

 It has been said that “…you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool God anytime”. People can only see the mask we put on. They cannot see our hearts. But God looks beyond the mask into our hearts. “Blameless” does not mean sinless or perfect. It does, however, reflect the redemptive work of Christ upon all those who believe in Him by faith. The Spirit then begins to create a desire for Christ that propels us to seek Him diligently. The fruit of a blameless heart is the strong support of God. He is waiting to bless. He wants to guide. But we will miss Him on every point until He becomes our priority. Will He be your priority in 2016?

 Prayer point:

  • God of mercy and grace, draw my heart to You because in You alone is peace, wisdom, strength, and everything I need to live completely for You.

"Stop and Think"

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"Stop and Think"

Memory Verse

“But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.’” Matthew 1:20

 Joseph was a very wise man. He was facing a huge decision; what to do about Mary? Joseph is a wonderful example for us all to follow. He did not merely react to his circumstances. He did not do what seems like anyone else would have done. He stopped and “considered these things.” Joseph was a thoughtful man. He examined his situation. He did not jump forward in a knee-jerk reaction but he stopped. He thought before he acted. During that time, the Lord spoke to him and gave him his assignment. What about you? Do you speak or act before stopping and thinking. Stop and ask the Lord what He wants you to do then follow in obedience.

 Prayer point:

  •  Lord, help me to stop and consider what You are doing before I proceed with words or actions. Then give me the courage to follow You in obedience. 

 

"Be A Blessing"

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Be A Blessing

Memory Verse

“But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus…” 2 Corinthians 7:6

We serve a God who cares. He desires to be intimately involved in your life to the point that He knows every time you are downcast in spirit. One of the ways He comforts us is through other people. Paul described being encouraged when Titus visited. Often times we can be encouraged by a visit from a friend. God sends the right person at the right time to bless us and to help us trust in God in the midst of our discouragement. Don’t wait to be a blessing. If God has encouraged you, give back by being a blessing to someone else. A phone call, card, email, or a text can go a long way to brighten someone’s day.

 Prayer point:     

  • Lord, thank You for comforting me when I am downcast. Help me to think of others and how I can be a blessing to them.

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