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Weeding Out Idols

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Weeding Out Idols

 

“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, ‘You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.’”  Mark 10:21

 

In this conversation between Jesus and a rich young man, we see the stronghold of material possessions. When asked to loosen his grip on his possessions, the rich man made a horrible decision. He calculated that treasure on earth was more important than following the Son of God. He choose the temporal over the eternal. Jesus, knowing that this man was in bondage to his money, began to root out this idol. This young man did not believe the words of God. Has the Lord targeted an idol in your life? Chances are great that if you are walking with Him daily He is addressing idolatry and pride in your life. Listen to Him. Jettison all objects in your life that are hindering your walk with Him.

Prayer points:

  • Oh Lord, take my life and weed out anything that is unpleasant to You. Give me a trusting and obedient heart that will joyfully lay down all the stumbling blocks in my life. Help me to follow You fully.

 

While on Sabbatical…

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As you know, Brad, Michelle, and their family will be away this month on sabbatical. Please take a moment to pray for them. Pray that God would speak to them, refresh them, and give them strength. Also pray for Tega Cay Baptist Church as we continue to seek how we can honor God through reaching our growing community for Christ and discipling our congregation to live on mission with God.

Pray and Watch

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Pray and Watch

Memory Verse

O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” Psalm 5:3

 The two words, “O LORD”, communicate a desperate need for God. If we do not recognize our need for God then our prayers become more mechanical and originating from the mind instead of the heart. Twice in this short verse, King David, says he calls out to God in the morning. The morning is a good time to set aside to worship, read His Word, and call upon His name. Nothing is too big or too small to bring before God. What are the unexpected circumstances that have crept into your life? Lift them before the Lord. What are your specific needs today? Bring them to Jesus. After you have prayed watch for God to work, open doors, and make provisions. He is faithful.  

 Prayer point:

  • Heavenly Father, how wonderful it is that You invite me into Your presence every morning. Strengthen me to set aside adequate time to seek You and the faith to watch how You lead in love and wisdom.

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