ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS UNCHANGEABLE Scripture shows us that God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises. God’s unchangeableness is also referred to as his immutability.
Psalm 102:25-27 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. 27 But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
Praise God that He is Unchanging.
Praise God that He has always been perfect. Praise God that His purpose never changes. Praise God that His promises never change. Take comfort from the reality that God never changes.
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 our government leaders. Pray for Mayor Whipple. Pray for Governor Kelly, and pray for President Biden.
2 Timothy 2:1-13 – Christian Standard Bible
Be Strong in Grace
You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men[a] who will be able to teach others also.
3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of civilian life; he seeks to please the commanding officer. 5 Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer ought to be the first to get a share of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead and descended from David, according to my gospel, 9 for which I suffer to the point of being bound like a criminal. But the word of God is not bound. 10 This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11 This saying is trustworthy:
For if we died with him,
we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful,
for he cannot deny himself.
Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
Okay, we have been reading these verses for five days, counting today. Have you reflected deeply on them? If not you really need to do so. So, get your journal or a piece of paper and begin to reflect through writing what God is saying to you in this passage. Be practical. Be specific. Ask the Lord for insight. This is God’s word to you. Perhaps you have been asking God for direction, for him to “speak to you.” Well, he has spoken in his word. Maybe you want more specific, detailed direction in a decision than this passage offers you. What you do have here is the kind of perspective you should take into all decision making. You have clarity on what should be going on in your head and heart as you move through difficult decisions. God has spoken clearly in his word, and it remains for us to do the work of reflection to hear him.