Thursday, October 06, 2016
2016 10 06
Holy Spirit, please help me continue to trust and believe in Jesus even when I am deeply discouraged.
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me." Luke 7:22-23 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me recognize the lives you transform and renew my faith by the evidence of their lives.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him. Luke 7:30 (NKJV)
Holy Father, help me to do your will for me.
And the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not weep.' For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is justified by all her children." Luke 7:31-35 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us repent of expecting you to dance to our tune.
And he called for two centurions, saying, "Prepare two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at the third hour of the night; Acts 23:23 (NKJV)
Jesus, please cause government everywhere to protect your witnesses.
"They set up kings, but not by Me; They made princes, but I did not acknowledge them. From their silver and gold They made idols for themselves-- That they might be cut off. Hosea 8:4 (NKJV)
LORD, help us repent of setting up kings and rulers after our own evil desires.
"They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind. The stalk has no bud; it shall never produce meal. If it should produce, aliens would swallow it up. Hosea 8:7 (NKJV)
LORD, we are sowing the wind and reaping the results. Have mercy on us.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; Psalm 1:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me to choose the counsel of the godly.
He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:3 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, plant me beside living waters so that my soul if refreshed.
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Psalm 33:1 (NKJV)
LORD, help us rejoice in your righteousness.
The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. Psalm 33:13-15 (NKJV)
Jesus, refashion my heart.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Psalm 33:18-19 (NKJV)
Lord, I hope in your mercy.
A word received: I Am your hope. I Am living waters; drink deeply of me.