Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2017 02 15
Holy Spirit, help the leaders of the church accept the authority of Jesus.
Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers. And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Mark 12:2-3 (NKJV)
Father, please help the leaders of the church repent of sending your servants away empty-handed.
Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 3:8-13 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring our clergy into a life of spiritual discipline.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV)
Father, you are the potter, I am the clay. Remold me by you Spirit for Jesus' sake.
LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; he who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; he who swears to his own hurt and does not change; he who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. he who does these things shall never be moved. Psalm 15:1-5 (NKJV)
LORD, help me live these out so that I don't slip off the rock who is Jesus.
A word received: Seek to abide in me; make me the goal of your heart.