Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2016 11 30
Jesus, set me free from hypocrisy and pretense.
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Why do you test Me? Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?" They answered and said, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." Luke 20:22-25 (NKJV)
Holy Trinity, One God, please give us discernment of what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to you. LORD, so often we say, "This is mine," when in fact it belongs to you or Caesar. Help us repent of such folly.
For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us receive your word and let it have its perfecting work in us.
For you are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:20 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the glory and joy I have found in the Body of Christ.
Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:3 (NKJV)
O God, help us come to you and be taught by you.
He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring us to your peace.
For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. Psalm 50:10 (NKJV)
LORD, it is time to sell off some of your cattle and provide for the poor among us. Help us know what we should sell off to provide for those in need. (Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. Acts 4:32 (NKJV))
A word received: Seize the opportunities I give you.