Thursday, November 17, 2016
2016 11 17
Jesus, establish the kingdom of God in my heart and mind, soul and spirit.
"In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. Remember Lot's wife." Luke 17:31-32 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me keep looking forward to the life you now have for me.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. James 4:13-17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me seize every opportunity you give me to do good and to entrust my life to your care and provision.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. James 5:1-6 (NKJV)
Father, bring the rich in this land who exploit the poor to repentance before the Day of Judgment.
Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem, for Judah has profaned the LORD'S holy institution which He loves: he has married the daughter of a foreign god. Malachi 2:11 (NKJV)
LORD, teach our young men and women to marry where they can be equally yoked and faithful to you.
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. Psalm 116:7 (NKJV)
LORD, help me rest in your bounty.
A word received: I have blessed you; return to me and give thanks.