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Archive for January 20th, 2022

Time With God

MEDITATION:

Written by John North, a contemporary Australian pastor and team leader at Ambassadors for Christ International.

Jesus’ plan for you, when He died for you, was to refocus your life onto His perfect priorities and purposes for you! You can either live for yourself or you can live for God. Living for ourselves comes naturally to us. We can dress it up with religious language and actions, but still self is at the heart of our natural life. If you are going to live for God, it will not be natural. You will need to consciously decide each day: “My life is for God and today I will put Him before myself—His desires, His purposes, His pleasure, His plans before my desires and purposes and pleasures and plans.” Jesus died and rose for you, and now He is calling you to live for Him. He will enable you to do what He calls you to do. In fact, He will do it through you! But He will not choose for you. You must choose to live for Him and not for yourself. Pause right now to express your heart to Him.

PRAYER:

Written by John Cook, a contemporary seminary professor.

Almighty and merciful God, in whose hands are our times, look with compassion we pray on your world in distress. Comfort those who suffer, strengthen those who are weary, grant your peace to those whose thoughts are troubled, and embolden your people to be a light of hope throughout the world; for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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