ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
God is Infinite
God is beyond measurement— we cannot define Him by size or amount. He has no beginning, no end, and no limits.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Speak words of Praise to the God who is infinite.
Praise God because he cannot be confined. Praise God because he is everlasting. He has always been. He will always be. Praise God that he is limitless. He does not experience exhaustion. He is without measure.
CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.
- Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
- Pray for Embrace
- Ask God to end abortion in America. Pray for the lives of unborn children
- Ask God to speak to you as you read the scriptures.
“Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.” Colossians 2:20-23
Asceticism is the philosophy or belief that physical discipline by itself can make you a better or more spiritual person. This idea has been around a long time and it is a perversion of a truth. The truth is that we must learn to control our physical desires if we are going to serve and love God and others and live in freedom. However discipline as an end in itself will only lead to making us prouder if we are successful in our discipline or more insecure if we are not. We say “no” to certain things because we are saying “yes” to greater things. If you are married then live in the appropriate disciplines as a married person for the glory of God, the good of your spouse, and your own joy. If you are single then live in the appropriate disciplines as a single person for the glory of God and for your own joy.