Monday, August 08, 2016
2016 08 08
Jesus, thank you that we can come to you at any hour of the day or night.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3 (NKJV)
Jesus, I am still in the birth pangs of being born again into your kingdom.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Father, please help me each day enter into your life of love.
"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:17 (NKJV)
Father, restrain me from condemning those you do not condemn, but rather desire to save those you desire to save.
"But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:21 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me expose all my sin to your light.
"Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life." Acts 5:20 (NKJV)
Holy Father, help me go forth and speak all the words of this new life you offer.
But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, saying, "Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!" Acts 5:22-23 (NKJV)
Jesus, tombs and prisons cannot confine the new life you offer.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. Psalm 29:8 (NKJV)
Jesus, come into our wildernesses and shake them with your word.
God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82:1-4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, set us free from unjust judgments and help us defend the poor and needy.
A word received: Let your fellowship be founded and continue in me. I AM all that you have in common.
Notes from the front line
The Sisters of St. Mary are sponsoring a 3-part series on evangelism given by Torre Bissell on October 11, November 8, and December 13. The first session on October 11 will be on
Learning to listen to the promptings of God
Recognizing God's prompting is at the heart of sharing the gospel with another person. This first session will look at a disciplined way of recognizing and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as you read Scripture.