Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Approval

Father, thank you for showing me the humility of Paul. He had every reason to base his life on the approval of man, but he knew that your opinion of him is the only opinion that mattered. 


Help me to not allow the approval of man to change what I know of myself or what you have called me to. 


Help me to humble myself in a way that doesn't assume that people should know my capabilities or strengths. 


Help me to rest in the fact that the way that you view me is truth and everything else is a lie. 


Thank you that it doesn't matter if anyone knows who I am or what I have done. Thank you that what matters is that all men and women know you and what you have done for them. Let that be my focus, just as it was for Paul. 

Galatians 1


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Monday, August 7, 2017

God

Father, thank you that I can serve you with gladness and come into your presence with singing because I can know that you are God! 


You are good even when life is not, thank you that I can cling to that and not allow my circumstances to rule my emotions. 


Thank you for your goodness, your steadfast love and your faithfulness to all generations. 

Psalm 100


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Deposit

Father, teach me to guard the deposit that has been entrusted to me in the gospel of Jesus and the gifting you have given me to share it. 


Teach me to esteem your gospel above all other things in my life. Help me to bind it on my heart. 


Teach me to use the gifting that you have given me with great esteem so that your gospel will be advanced. Don't let me allow others to distract me or discourage me from what you have placed in my hand. 


Teach me to effectively use my giftings to the best of my ability and that you would receive the glory for all of it. 


Father, you and your Word are my treasured possession. 

1 Timothy 6


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hide

Father, I don't want to hide the talents, opportunities and gifts that you give to me to further your kingdom. 


Help me to not operate in fear and doubt. Help me to not settle for whatever just happens!  


Make me brave to work hard and take risks. Help me to walk in faith and invest in what will be the greater reward. 


Help me to remember as I obey, that you are my shepherd and you gently lead me. Help me to remember that I am loved and because of that I can walk in faith and trust you alone. 

Matthew 25


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Anchored

Father, you are my anchor. Thank you that in you, I will never be moved. That I will not be afraid of bad news because I trust that your plan is always for my good. 


Thank you that my heart is firm in trusting you because of who you are and not because of what I can do. 


Thank you that my heart can be steady and I can always look in triumph on my enemies because of your mighty power to work in my circumstances to bring glory to yourself. 


Draw me to live the righteous life and obey the call you have placed on me. 


Thank you that because of you I am called righteous. 

Psalm 112


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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

His plan

Father, what a peace it give me to know that while I plan away, you establish my steps. 


I plan, wonder and organize so that it will all be just so, but you way will be done. You have the final say. There is so much grace in that knowledge. 


Father, tune my heart to know your leading so that I will easily follow what you have for me. 


Thank you that you will never leave me. 

Proverbs 16


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rest

Father, my souls waits for you. Teach me to wait in simple silence. Help me to discipline myself. 


Thank you that you are my rock and my fortress. Thank you that you are my salvation. 


Thank you that I can trust in your deliverance when I rest in you. Teach me to rest in you. 


My hope comes from you alone.  

Psalm 62


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