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Living in His Glory and Fear

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Memory verse for this week:

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:4

 The Lord is to be feared and glorified. One of the distinguishing features of God’s people is their fear of God. To fear God is to revere him and give him due respect and honor. In Deuteronomy, the fear of God is linked to the love of God and obedience to his commandments. The fear of God is also seen in the New Testament. In fact, the foundation of Paul’s ministry is fear of the Lord (2 Cor. 5:11). Another key mark of a child of God is to glorify His name. We must prize Him higher than all things. We have the joy of living for His glory, sharing His glory with others and establishing His glory in our lives as the highest high attainable.

 Prayer points for today:

  1. Are you living in the fear and glory of God?
  2. Pray for the Thirst Conference on October 12-15 (Life Action will be here Oct. 10-17).

Our Ambition In Life

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Memory verse for this week:

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation 15:4

Near the end of the seven year tribulation period the Lord will bring His final judgment upon the earth in the form of seven bowls that will be poured out. Just before this happens there is a beautiful song of deliverance in heaven referred to as the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. This song gives praise to God for His amazing deeds. He is praised just because He is the Almighty. He is praised because His ways are just and true and because He is the coming King of the nations (v. 3). May the meditations of our heart be upon these attributes of God. In light of these truths, our ambition in life is to fear Him, love Him, glorify Him and worship Him in everything we do.

Prayer points for today:

  1. Dwell on the power of God in the context of your needs.
  2. Pray for those you know who do not know Christ as Savior.

Rend Your Hearts

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Memory verse for this week:

“’Yet even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.’” Joel 2:12,13a

 The people of Joel’s day, not unlike our day, had a tendency to repent only to a certain level or degree. That shortfall is illustrated by the people tearing their garments.  This fell short of God’s standard and desire for their hearts. Joel’s plea was for the people to be broken inwardly. Richard Patterson commented, “Important as outward conformity to worship form might be, the heart condition is still more important to God.” Instead of ripping their clothes, God wants them to rip their hearts. In the same way, God desires truth and repentance from deep within our hearts instead of a mere show of polity by looking like we are right with God. While the outward appearance can satisfy man, only a broken and contrite heart can satisfy God.

Prayer points for today:

  1. Bring your heart before God and give Him full access to its secrets.
  2. Pray for each other.

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