Through obedience, be at rest, trusting in the Lord and blessing others…
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV): “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.”
Let us be determined this week to:
Be at peace. When we find ourselves in the midst of a storm, or if we are facing an impending storm, may we do what Jesus did… Let’s seek to be at peace – focusing our attention on our Lord, His way, His grace and His truth. May we stay in community, so that we can remain rooted together and encourage one another when times get tough. We must know our God and His Word in order to trust Him wholeheartedly. He is our rock-solid foundation – the One who makes our paths straight.
Walk in a manner worthy of our calling and salvation for God’s glory. Let’s ask God to reveal the areas in our lives where we still need to put Him first. Then, may we obediently follow His direction. Let’s not wonder aimlessly but rather be intentionally led by Him, His plan and His purpose. When we receive a gift or talent from God, do we utilise it for God’s purposes? Are we doing things in an excellent way for our Lord – not to be perfect, but to glorify Him in all we do? May we not just be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word.
Remember that we are blessed to be a blessing. Let’s allow God to use our giving and receiving, so that we may live lives of significance. Let’s set out to fill a new basket with Godly-initiatives each month… A basket to help us be intentional and focused on giving, and on what God called us to sow into! May we never underestimate the power of simple faith and may we never get so consumed with life that we forget to love God and love His people!
Father, I thank You for the fact that we can have confidence in You, and that all things work together for the good of those who are called according to Your purposes. You never harm us. The path might not be easy, but we will make it. We thank You for that. We give you all the honour and glory!
Father, I want to ask that You help us focus on what is important. First of all, that is You! Thank You that You love us so much that You forgive us for anything that we’ve done in the past – that we know we can put it behind us – we can really blot it out. Help us to stand strong in our faith and to hold onto Your promises over our lives. We thank You Lord for this opportunity to hear Your Word. We thank You Lord for Your love for us. In Jesus’ name I pray this.
Dear Lord Jesus, I pray that you would help us to continue to cleanse and purify ourselves – our minds, our behaviours, and our hearts. Help us to become more like You every single day. Would You remove anything that is unholy or not of You Father, just like the gardener pruning the vine. Help us to not be like a lamp placed under a bowl, but to rather shine brightly on whatever “hill” You have placed us on. Help us to walk in a manner worthy of our calling and salvation for Your glory, Lord.
Father God, we love You so very much and we thank You for this day You’ve created. Our desire is to know You more strongly and more deeply, and to walk closely with You each day. Father, help us to do the work You’ve created and called us to do, and to give You all glory, keeping none for ourselves. May we serve You with joy every day, and not grow weary in doing good. Help us Lord, to be doers of Your Word and not hearers only.
Lord, Your blessings never end, and we just want to honour You today for that. It is the cry of our hearts from deep within, that You would open up opportunities for us to share these blessings. From this abundance, we would like to bless others. We would like to impact the lives of every generation, those that we know and the neighbours that we don’t yet know. Lord, will You please move within us so that we can become practical in our faith, applying it daily. We thank you for Your many blessings. We love You. Amen.
(This WRAP is with great appreciation to Suria, Kristen, Roald, Lynn & Carina)
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