Day 11

1 Peter 2:13-14, “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.” Often the command to submit to our earthly authorities is one of the more difficult one’s to obey because …

Day 10

2 Cor. 10:13 “But we will not boast beyond limits, but will boast only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you.” You have a God-appointed sphere of influence. God measures your success by how diligently you work within your sphere, and how diligently you share the Gospel with the people in …

Day 9

Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Every believer is a missionary, sent with the good news of Jesus Christ to make disciples. Not a single person we encounter should leave untouched by the faith we display with our actions and proclaim …

Day 8

Matthew 22:37-39 “And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. We should love God with our entire beings. Simultaneously, our love for …

Day 7

Psalms 145:1-2 “I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.” Let’s reflect on this past week and all that we have experienced. We have asked the Lord to search our hearts, we have confessed and repented of our sins, and …

Day 6

Genesis 5:1b-2 “…When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” We need to be reminded constantly that we are all image bearers of God. Sometimes our family members disappoint us the most. When your spouse, children or friends …

Day 5

James 4:7-8a “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…” Ultimately, God’s will for our lives is for us to be in perfect relationship with Him. James shows us how we do this. Submit to God. Hate your sins. Will you choose to …

Day 4

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” Have you ever asked, “What is God’s will for my life?” It is easy for us to give some parts of our lives over to the Lord and to …

Day 3

Acts 3:19-20- “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus” One of the most important disciplines of spiritual development is the act of repentance, signifying remorse for your sin and changing your actions. …

Day 2

Psalm 139:23- “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!” Realize today that God knows you better than you know yourself. One of the effects of fasting is that you begin to see things in your life that need to change that you didn’t realize before. Open yourself up to God this morning by …