ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
VERACITY OF GOD This is that perfection of God in virtue of which He is true in His inner being, in His revelation, and in His relation to His people. He is the true God over against the idols, knows things as they really are.
Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Praise God for His Veracity.
Praise God because He is true. Praise God because He has revealed Himself. Praise God because He knows things as they are.
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 your friends who do not know Jesus. Ask God to strengthen your friendships and to give you opportunities for gospel conversations.
James 1:9-12 – New Living Translation
9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
Do not boast of your wisdom, strength, or possessions. Boast only that you know the Lord and that he knows you. To boast in what you have or do or know is to become more and more falsely secure. All self-boasting is building a foundation of sand. Time, trials, and troubles will wash away all that we seek to find our security in. To boast in the Lord is to build a foundation of stone. No storm, not even death itself can wash away your foundation. Look at what the Lord takes delight in: kindness, justice, and righteousness. These are to be your focus. Be kind to others. Do what is right to others (justice). Do what is right before God (righteousness). Delight yourself in what the Lord delights in. Live the secure life, a life full of pride in your relationship with God and nothing else.