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"Just Trust"

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"Just Trust"

Memory Verse

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2

 

The word “behold” in this verse indicates a sense of wonder and amazement over the news that Almighty God is my salvation. The verse goes on to describe trust that is born out of our relational dimension with God that is real and personal. God promises to deliver His people from anything that might destroy them. What great reason the child of God has to be strong in the face of an army of opposition. What an abundance of praise ought to fill our hearts as He fuels our song to Him. He is worthy of our praise. Perhaps the greatest hindrance to a life of praise and worship is the lack of time in our busy schedules to stop and say “Thank You.”

 Prayer points:

  • Lord God, You are my salvation. You have never let me down. I ask that You would draw me to You in worship. Help me to order my day so that You have the first and best time on my schedule.

"Love"

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"Love"

Memory Verse

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1John 4:8

It has been said that love is a noun that becomes a verb. God is love and therefore we love others through our actions. Sometimes we think that because I do not hate anyone I must be in good standing in the love department. Yet, not hating is not equal to active love. Love reveals itself in selfless actions. Love puts others and their needs before our own. Lack of love is a far greater problem in the church of Jesus Christ than outright hatred. The Lord tells us to love our enemies, love those who misuse us, and love those who are different from us. As we love others, we are engaging in the work of God.

 Prayer points

  • Loving Lord, help me to better understand Your immeasurable love for me displayed on the Cross. Help me to serve others out of love so that they may more clearly see Christ in me.

 

"In Time"

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"In Time"

Memory Verse

Jesus answered him, ‘What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.’” John 13:7

 Jesus did the unimaginable, the unthinkable, as He rose from the meal He shared with His disciples to take on the role of a servant by washing His disciple’s feet. If Peter’s words reflected what the others were thinking but were too afraid to say out loud then His disciples must have thought that there was some mistake. “How can Jesus do this? I don’t understand. What is going on here?” But there was no mistake at all. Jesus acknowledged that Peter, and probably the others, did not understand what He was doing but that they would understand in time. In the same way, we sometimes don’t understand what God is doing. It seems to make no sense at all. Even so, hear His voice today as He lovingly tells you “…afterward you will understand.”

 Prayer points:

  • Heavenly Father, I often times do not understand what You are up to. Please reveal to me, in Your timing, how You are working in my life, my family, church, and surroundings. Bless me in being reminded of Your presence and love.

 

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