Monday, May 08, 2017
2017 05 08
A book to read: WHEN GOD DOESN'T FIX IT by Laura Story
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. And some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?" But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this, what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?" And He said to them, "The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath." Luke 6:1-5 (NKJV)
Jesus, be Lord of our Sabbaths.
So the scribes and Pharisees watched Him closely, whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him. Luke 6:7 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us repent of seeking to find fault in others.
Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?" Luke 6:9 (NKJV)
Father, help us do good on the Sabbath.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, Colossians 1:1 (NKJV)
Holy God, help us recognize your will for us.
because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, Colossians 1:5 (NKJV)
Father, help us hear your words of gospel truth.
which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth; Colossians 1:6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, let your word bear fruit in my life.
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for bringing us into the kingdom of light.
For behold, the days are coming,' says the LORD, 'that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,' says the LORD. 'And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.' " Jeremiah 30:3 (NKJV)
LORD, bring your people out of captivity to the world.
Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:8 (NKJV)
Thank you, LORD!
A word received: Speak my words with love.