Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 04 30

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." Matthew 4:1-3 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, when the tempter comes to us, help us recognize his temptations for what they are.

4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' " Matthew 4:4 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me live and feast on the word of God.

5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.' " 7 Jesus said to him, "It is written again, 'You shall not tempt the LORD your God.' " Matthew 4:5-7 (NKJV)
     Father, keep us from tempting you with folly.

8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me." 10 Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.' " Matthew 4:8-10 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us know in our hearts that you (and not Satan) have all authority.

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:11 (NKJV)
     Father, please send your angels to minister to us in our hour of need.

25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, Colossians 1:25 (NKJV)
     Jesus, please help us live out the stewardship you have set for us.

1 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:1-2 (NKJV)
     Thank you, Father, for bringing us out of bondage to sin.

3 You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:3 (NKJV)
     Holy spirit, help us repent of worshipping any other gods.

4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:4-6 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help us cease worshipping the work of our hands. Help us; have mercy on all your people.

7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. Exodus 20:7 (NKJV)
     Jesus, help me daily honor your name by my words and deeds.

8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, help me keep a holy Sabbath.

12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)
     Father, in spite of all that happened and didn’t happen in my growing up, help me honor my parents.

13 "You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit, protect me from murder in my heart.

14 "You shall not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14 (NKJV)
     Father, thank you for my sexuality; help me keep it in accordance with your will.

15 "You shall not steal. Exodus 20:15 (NKJV)
     Father, help me rob neither man nor you.

16 "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Exodus 20:16 (NKJV)
     Jesus, let my yea be yea and my nay be nay.

17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's." Exodus 20:17 (NKJV)
     Holy Spirit protect me from all the advertisements that tempt me to covet what others have.

1 Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, Praise the name of the LORD! 2 Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore! Psalm 113:1-2 (NKJV)
     Holy Trinity, One God, help me praise you and honor you throughout my day. Thank you.

A Word Received: Strive to find your peace in me. Lay aside your burdens - let me carry them for you.

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6OgZCCoXWc

Albany Intercessor

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