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"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.

 

"Quenching the Spirit"

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"Quenching the Spirit"

Memory Verse

“Do not quench the Spirit” 1 Thessalonians 5:19

 Oswald Chambers said, “If you get out of the light you become a sentimental Christian and live on memories, your testimony has a hard , metallic note. Beware of trying to patch up a present refusal to walk in the light by recalling past experiences when you did walk in the light. Whenever the Spirit checks, call a halt and get the thing right, or you will go on grieving Him without knowing it.” Grieving the Spirit is no small matter. It is a sin and the result of sin. If your most spiritually healthy days are in your past then you have grieved Him somewhere along the way and are not currently walking in His light.

 Prayer points:

  • Lord, please show me where I have sinned. Inform me of when I stopped seeking You and started resting in my own wisdom. Draw me back to You.

 

"Choose Contentment"

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Choose Contentment

Memory Verse

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Philippians 4:11

 Notice that Paul had to learn contentment. Contentment does not come naturally. Our flesh always wants more and our nature always believes we have been cheated if we don’t get our way. Paul learned contentment through experience. He says that he has been in a low state and abounded. He has been hungry and experienced plenty. Contentment is born out of trust that God is my Shepherd and I lack no good thing. Once we trust God to care for us we must then simply decide to be content. Contentment is a choice that we make out of faith in Jesus Christ who has already provided for our greatest need…the need to be forgiven.

 Prayer points:

  • Heavenly Father, You are my sustainer and provider. I trust You to manage my life according to Your perfect will. I have good reason to be content. Help me to believe You because I am prone to doubt.

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