2019 Daily Devo 7.23.19

By July 23, 2019Daily Devotional

Week 29 Day 2

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I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:

Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now 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: 

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God.” 2 Cor. 5:20

Reflect: 

In this verse, Paul refers to believers as ambassadors for Christ. He’s telling us: we’re to think of ourselves as an official representative, and God is making his appeal to the world through us. Your success in this life will not be judged by how popular you are in this world, but by how faithful you are to represent the God who reconciled you to Himself and made you His ambassador. You see, we bear His mark, and this is no small task! Bearing God’s image, giving our lives for His glory, makes it possible for us to engage our current cultural environment in ways that honor Christ and allow us to be salt and light to the world around us. Let us make sure that our message, methods, and motives are right, so that our work might be lasting and might stand the test when we stand before Him.

Respond:

Ask God to show you if there is anything you’ve been doing that is reflecting poorly on Christ and ask him to help you change. Purpose in your heart that today you will be an ambassador for Christ!  

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:

Philippians 4:4-8
Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

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