Tuesday, November 29, 2016
2016 11 29
Lord, we are loath to take responsibility for our actions. The church is the vineyard that you own; it does not belong to us. Help us yield up the fruit that is rightfully yours to you.
Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. 1 Thessalonians 2:5-7 (NKJV)
Father, please help me seek the glory that come from you and not from men.
So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me give my life over to you in service to you and your people.
that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:12 (NKJV)
Father, help me walk worthy of your call to me.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow come before them. Isaiah 1:23 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us defend the fatherless and let the cause of the widow come before us.
I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city." Isaiah 1:26 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us become a righteous and fruitful city.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12 (NKJV)
Father, help us receive this blessing.
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)
Father, you don't use a cookie cutter with us, but treat each of us individually.
A word received: Show your love for the fellowship day by day.