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Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Matthew 11:28-30


VERSE:
   Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
    -- Matthew 11:28-30
       http://www.SearchGodsWord.org/desk/?query=Matthew+11:28-30

THOUGHT:
   I guess we could call it the irony of discipleship. To follow Christ means that we give up everything and follow him. To follow Christ means that we receive untold blessings in this life and eternal life with God in the life to come. So is it hard? Yes,
sometimes it is. But life is hard. Is the burden light as Jesus promised? Yes, because we know our lives are not lived in vain, that we are living life as God intended it, and when life is over, it isn't really over! We get to go home and be with our Lord!

PRAYER:
   Give me courage, O God, to face the challenges that I must confront. Give me charity to deal appropriately with those I meet. Give me thankfulness for all that you have done to bless me. Give me clarity to see that living for Jesus is the best of all choices. In the name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.

Posted at Wednesday, May 17, 2006 by Star-Tariray
LeT mE kNoW UR tHoUgHtS.......  

 
Monday, May 15, 2006
1 Thessalonians 3:12

VERSE:
   May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
    -- 1 Thessalonians 3:12
       http://www.SearchGodsWord.org/desk/?query=1+Thessalonians+3:12

THOUGHT:
   God is love. God is also the source of love. He pours love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). So how do we make our churches, our families, our small groups, and communities more loving? We pray for God to grow the love in those in groups, let them know that we are praying that prayer for them, then
communicate and demonstrate our love to those very same groups.

PRAYER:
   Father, use me to help be an example of love to those around me. Please pour your love into my heart through your Spirit and then channel that love out of my life to others. Please help the loving spirit in our congregation grow more and more, not just to each other, but also to those around us who are not part of your Kingdom
family. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

 
Friday, May 12, 2006
PREPARED TO FIGHT

 Ephesians 6:14-17
    http://www.SearchGodsWord.org/desk/?query=Ephesians+6:14-17

 

   Dear Father, my support in battle,

   Help me stand, having put on my body the garments of TRUTH and the bullet-proof vest of the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS, having put on my feet the combat boots of PREPARATION IN THE GOOD NEWS OF PEACE, and besides these, having taken in hand the shield of TRUST IN GOD. (I feel like I need a gas mask of DISCERNMENT to protect me from the poison of Satan's propaganda.) Give me the wisdom that comes with the helmet of SALVATION and the zeal to take up the assault weapon of the SPIRIT, THE SPOKEN WORD OF GOD.

   With all these in place, let me stand my ground . . . and fight!

   In the name of Jesus, the forger of our armor, I pray. Amen.

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