Thursday, June 15, 2017
2017 06 15
Holy Spirit, please help me follow Jesus' instructions as these disciples did.
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: "'Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!' Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Luke 19:37-38 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us rejoice as these people did when you come among us.
And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, "Teacher, rebuke Your disciples." But He answered and said to them, "I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out." Luke 19:39-40 (NKJV)
Father, don't let us quench exuberant praise of your son Jesus.
And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me know you and the power of your resurrection, and the fellowship of your sufferings, being conformed to your death. (from Philippians 3:10)
LORD, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells. Psalm 26:8 (NKJV)
LORD, make your home in my house; come dwell here.
A word received: I have given you hope -- let it be a daily refreshment for you.