2019 Daily Devotional 1.14.19

By January 14, 2019 January 16th, 2019 Daily Devotional

Week 2 Day 1

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I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence 

Be still for a moment. “Lord I give the day that is past to you.  It is yours.  I give the day that is to come to you, help me to see where you are working and to join you there.  Speak to me during these moments.  I commit them and myself to you.” 

II. Prayer of Confession: 

Lord you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you.  I confess my sin(s) of ______________.  Thank you for forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) 

III. Prayer of Thanksgiving: Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done. 

Thank you Father for _________________.  Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day. 

IV. Scripture Reflection 

Read:  

2 Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

2 Peter 1:20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.  21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 

Reflect: 

Day 1. “God-breathed” is a single word in the Greek (the original language of the New Testament).  It means Scripture originated from the mind of God.  God used people to write Scripture and they were not passive in the process but he both oversaw human history and the writing of Scripture.  Think for a few moments about this over 1000-year process.  It is not hard for God to pull this off, but it is a great gift to us that he did. 

Respond:  

Day 1. Since scripture is “God-breathed” what could be more valuable to think about, understand and apply?  “The” key principle we see in Scripture is simply to trust God.  How can you apply this truth to what concerns you today? 

V. Prayer for others: 

Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others.   

VI. Prayer of commitment:  

Lord God I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to Love my neighbor as myself.  Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.”  (Luke 10:27) 

This Month’s Scripture Memory:  

Psa. 1:1   Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.  2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.  4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. 

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