34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:34-36 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me yield my life fully to Jesus.
37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:37-38 (NKJV)
Lord Jesus, so many are ashamed of you and your words in our generation.
1 And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power." Mark 9:1 (NKJV)
Father, help me see your kingdom come with opwer.
1 And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" So they said to him, "We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." Acts 19:1-2 (NKJV)
Jesus, so many in our generation have not even heard there is a Holy Spirit. Have mercy on us and renew us by your Spirit.
3 And he said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" So they said, "Into John's baptism." 4 Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus." 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:3-6 (NKJV)
Jesus, help people know that repentance is only the first step on the road to salvation - we need the Holy Spirit to live the life you have called us to.
1 Now David said, "Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" 2 Samuel 9:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us seek out those we may show kindness to.
A Word Received: Turn to me in the hour of need - I Am the light and savior of the world.