Thursday, September 16, 2021
Jesus, all for jesus.wmv
2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: "Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Matthew 13:2-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, Lord, I am willing to go wherever you want me to sow the seed of the gospel.
4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Matthew 13:4 (NKJV)
Father, so many things come along that would snatch the hope of the gospel from me.
5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. Matthew 13:5-6 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, most of those stony places are in my heart. Please give me a a heart of flesh that will not wither away.
7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. Matthew 13:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me cast all my cares on you for you care for me. Don't let me be ensnared by the thorns of life.
8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:8 (NKJV)
LORD, you are the one who brings forth the harvest. Help me yield up a generous crop to you, holding nothing back.
9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" Matthew 13:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me heed your prompting.
In Christ Alone...Great Christian Song Ever (Lyrics @CC)
A Word Received: The harvest fields are all around you. Pray for eyes to see them and a heart to go out into them.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)
Holy Spirit, help us receive Christ as Lord on his terms and not on our own.
Jesus, build us up in apostlic faith as we were taught from the beginning.
Father, let our lives overflow with thanksgiving for all the Jesus has done for us.
A Word Received: Let my Spirit have his way in your hearts and minds. Let my Spirit build you up in a faith which will endure through every trial. Come to me trusting that I have better for you than the world does.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
You Are My All In All | Live | Brentwood Baptist Worship
Man of Sorrows | Hillsong (Lyrics)
Consider all that Jesus has gone through to provide for you.
A Word Received: Put your trust in me. I Am faithful and true.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Here I am Lord with lyrics
Acts 4:17-35 (NKJV)
17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name." 18 And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."
Holy Spirit, help your people choose to do what is right in your sight rather than what our rulers say.
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. 22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed. 23 And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: 'Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together Against the LORD and against His Christ.'
Father, help us raise our voices as one to praise what you have done.
27 "For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."
Jesus, look on the threats being made to your people and stretch out your hand with signs and wonders.
31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33 And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. 34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
Holy Spirit, come and shake your church out of its slumber and lethargy. Help us provide for one another.
A Word Received: Weep for my church: it is broken and fragmented by sin and false teaching. Pray for apostolic witnesses to lead my people back to me from all their wanderings.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
'Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Jehovah'.
2 O LORD, I have heard your speech and was afraid; O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2 (NKJV)
Revive your church, Lord, and awaken us to our calling to share the gospel.
25 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Matthew 23:25 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, cleanse our hearts and minds.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." 27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:26-28 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us receive you by faith when we receive the bread and wine of communion.
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. Luke 22:19-20 (NKJV)
Father, help us enter fully into this covenant life.
1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 (NKJV)
Jesus, you are our rock of salvation. Help us drink deeply of your living water.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us grow into this new life in your body.
21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of the table of demons. 1 Corinthians 10:21 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, save us from the evil one's temptations.
"All Hail The Power" - Mass Choir
To God Be The Glory ( Royal Albert Hall, London)
A Word Received: Receive me into your hearts and minds. Receive my cup of blessing and recognize the cost of that cup. Martyrs through the ages have paid with their lives to receive my body and blood. Are you wiling to pay the cost of following me?
Saturday, September 11, 2021
"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105 When I was a lay missionary teacher with the Order of the Holy Cross (a monastic order of the Episcopal Church) in Bolahun, Liberia (1962-1963) there were times when I traveled at night using what was called a "bush lantern" (probably what we would call a Hurricane Lantern). Those walking trips through the jungle and the verse above from Psalm 119 have become for me a model of the Christian life. The lantern didn't give off much light, but it did give enough to show me the next step or two. Since I carried it by its wire handle, the lantern was down low next to my feet. Because the lantern was low, any bushes or grass beside the path would throw up large, frightening shadows which I would see if I took my eyes off the light at my feet. Sometimes as I approached a village, I would see the cooking fires in the distance. Their light was a reassurance that I was heading in the right direction, but was useless for seeing where to place the next step. For that I still had to rely on the light from my lantern – going a step at a time.
Jesus, I want to walk as a child of the light, please help me to clearly see the next step you want me to take. Thank you.
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
Roads Go Ever On - Clamavi De Profundis
A Word Received: Come, walk with me. I Am the Light of the World. If you walk with me, you will not walk in darkness. My light is sufficient for the next step. Do not be afriad as you go forward step by step.
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NKJV)
The question is not “Have I been called?” but “Will I answer the Call?”
Jesus, thank you for your faithfulness in calling me to your service.
The Lord's My Shepherd - Stuart Townend
Roads Go Ever On - Clamavi De Profundis
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night) - Bryn Terfel
A Word Received: I have called you into my service. Say, "Yes!" to my call and leave the details to me. I will do what you cannot do. I have paid the ransom for your soul; you belong to me.