God Teaches Me to Pray

A Truth to Live – God knows that in times of great victory and in the midst of trials there can be moments when I don’t know how or what to pray.  Fortunately, the Spirit of God has been placed in my heart and offers up prayers that are more powerful than words can express!

Scripture – “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”  Romans 8:26-27

Prayer – Heavenly Father, thank You for imparting to me Your Spirit. When I do not know how to pray, or what to say, I am confident that Your Spirit is interceding on my behalf offering prayers to You that will be heard in heaven.  Help me to rely more on Your Spirit every day and to pray in the Spirit and with my understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Reveals Himself to Me

A Truth to Live – God knows that on my own it is impossible to understand the depth and riches of heaven, eternity and never ending love of God.  But rather than leave me ignorant, God instead chooses to send me His Spirit to reveal His goodness, mercy and love!

Scripture – “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

1 Corinthians 2:14

Prayer – Heavenly Father, thank You for providing Your abundant blessings and eternal love to me.  I know that I can’t possibly fathom the richness of Your love and forgiveness, or the fruit of Your Spirit and its power.  Help me to rely on the revelation of Your Spirit today so that I can learn to know You more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Fills Me with Light and Life

A Truth to Live – God has created a path for me to walk from death to life.  All of the hurts, pains, sorrows and troubles that weigh me down each day cannot over power the work of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit.  God will breathe life into every person that follows Him!

Scripture –  “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.”  Romans 8:11

Prayer – Eternal and All Powerful God, You are full of grace and mercy, and I thank You today for blessing me with eternal life.  I receive the power and presence of Your Spirit to heal my brokenness, to restore my heart and to speak light and life in my being.  Thank You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God’s Love is Made Real to Me

A Truth to Live – God has made a way for me to understand His greatness, His kindness and His unending mercy for me.  He designed the world, breathed life into my being and wants to remain in constant communion with me! Not only has He offered His saving grace through His Son, but He promises to pour out His love to me by the power of His Spirit!

Scripture – “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.”  Romans 5:5

Prayer – Heavenly Father, thank You for generously giving me Your love and pouring it out in my heart by the power and nature of Your Holy Spirit.  Help me to be attentive today to Your never-ending love and to receive Your healing and direction that comes from Your guidance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Holy Spirit is Our Communion

A Truth to Live – God has designed my life to be surrounded, protected and guided by Him.  To bridge the gap between where I am today and who He is in eternity, God has placed His Spirit to live within me and to provide the deepest and richest communion with Him.

Scripture – “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of Holy Spirit be with you all.”  2 Corinthians 13:14

Prayer – Eternal God, You are beautiful beyond description.  You have offered Your love to me, granted me eternal grace through Your Son, Jesus, and You have invited me to life with and in You through the gift of Your Spirit. Help me to treasure my day and to see the life-giving nature of Your Spirit in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Fills Me with Purpose

A Truth to Live – God chose me, created me and handcrafted every part of my being with a unique blend of skills, abilities and knowledge. God designed me with a majestic and glorious purpose that will satisfy my deepest longing.  He wants me to use what I have been given to glorify Him by acknowledging His imprint in my life.

Scripture – “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘See I have chosen Bezalel and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts…” Exodus 31:1-4

Prayer – Gracious Father, I thank You today that You chose me to fit into a larger and grander plan than what I can see. You have created me with skills and abilities that were designed to honor You and allow others to find hope in You. Help me today to use what I have been given to honor You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Breathes Life in Me and Through Me

A Truth to Live – When God speaks His very breath has the power to bring everything to life, even the darkest part of your world.  He is the one who made me, and His words will sustain me to live out what I was made for – to enjoy Him and His creation forever.

Scripture – “The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4

Prayer – Eternal Father, thank You for the power and gentleness of Your Spirit.  Today, I acknowledge that You are the One who made me, who created me for good. Help me honor You today by living in a way that shares Your light and hope with others.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Brings Life to All Creation

A Truth to Live – God’s Word is life-giving and hope-generating.  From the beginning of time until now – and through tomorrow – the words of God will bring into being the goodness of His character and will showcase His love and mercy toward all of His creation.

Scripture – “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all He does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love.  By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth.”  Psalms 33:4-6

Prayer – Heavenly Father, thank You for bringing life and hope to me.  Through the power of Your words the heavens were made, and I ask today that You would speak Your words of life over me. Help me to trust You to be faithful to fill my life with Your unfailing love.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

God Brings Order to Chaos

A Truth to Live – In the beginning, the very beginning, there was chaos, disorder and lifelessness. And then God “hovered” over the mess and brought order and beauty. The breath of God spoke life to brokenness and it came to be.  God is the same today – He finds things that are broken and dysfunctional and brings healing and wholeness.

Scripture – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”  Genesis 1:1-3

Prayer – Heavenly Father, I come to You today, imperfect and troubled, but I am so grateful You will “hover” over my brokenness and bring healing to me.  I ask that You would speak light and life into my being by the power of Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God’s Power is for a Purpose

A Truth to Live – God empowers me to all nations.

Scripture – “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  Acts 1:8

Prayer – Lord, today I admit that Your ways are higher than I can fathom. You have asked me, with all my inconsistencies to be THE messenger of Your Good News.  When I join with others in Your family, You empower us to touch the entire world with Your message.

Today, though I am one small piece, I commit to join Your work in the earth. I will not stop until every person, in every culture, in every nation has heard of You great love.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God’s Spirit Assures My Destiny

A Truth to Live – Your Spirit compels me to fulfill my destiny.

Scripture – “Compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem.”  Acts 20:22

Prayer – I choose to be dependent on You today.  You can see ahead of me and know the path I should walk.  Rather than attempt to discover my steps, I will await Your direction, knowing that Your destiny for me is wrapped up in Your heart for the world.

Use me, Lord, beyond my own plans and dreams.  Help me to focus on changing Your world, not just the familiar.  You deserve to receive glory from the whole earth. I commit to use the gifts and skills You have given me to make a difference for You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Sends Me Out to Fulfill My Destiny

A Truth to Live – God empowers His children to meet every challenge.

Scripture – “The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 13:4

Prayer – God, You are the only One who satisfies.  Your Spirit empowers me every day and provides me the daily direction I need.  I am so grateful that as I face my struggles You bring clarity and purpose. Rather than try to find my own way today, I choose to allow You to direct my path, order my steps and make clear the words I am to share with others.

My destiny will be fulfilled when I cling to Your ways and willingly follow the gentle whisperings of Your Spirit.  Speak to me today, Lord and I will obey Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Guided by the Holy Spirit

A Truth to Live – God is active in my everyday life.

Scripture – “During the night Paul had a vision of a man…begging him to ‘come over to Macedonia and help us.’ So Paul…got ready at once to…preach the Gospel to them.”  Acts 16:9-10

Prayer – God, You desire to make Your will known to me.  Whether I am going about my daily routine or sleeping, I will look today for Your supernatural direction.  I am confident that You are orchestrating my circumstances so that those near to me will be open and receptive to Your encouraging Word and the transforming story You are working in me.

Today, Lord, is the day You have created. I look forward to listening and acting on Your Word so that I might bring the revelation of who You are to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Ordained for a Purpose

A Truth to Live – God has ordained me to share the Good News.

Scripture – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.”  Acts 16:31

Prayer – I have confidence in my day, Lord, because the world You created is still in Your care.  From the beginning of time You chose to place me in relationship with people who need Your love. I commit today to allow my own inhibitions to give way to the enormous compassion You have for my friends and family.

Today, I choose to be a conduit for You. You have empowered me to share the simple but powerful truth and I will be faithful to You.  I expect conversations to “go there” and to be able to answer the questions I am asked. I will gently guide my friends and family to You and watch You do amazing things through me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Knit Together for Life

A Truth to Live – God has given me people to learn from and share with.

Scripture – “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”

2 Timothy 2:2

Prayer – God, You are all-wise and all-knowing.  I depend on You every day for wisdom and guidance, both for the big plans and the everyday decisions.  Even though You threw the stars into their place and set even the most finite detail of our world in motion – today I am amazed at how You take time for me.

I will listen to those You place around me.  Whether a colleague or a family member, I trust You to speak through them. I will watch and learn from the leaders You have given me.  And, I will be an example to those I influence. In this way Your influence can spread from one generation to another, till the whole earth knows You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Grants the Power to Obey and to Go

A Truth to Live – He has the power to shape my world.

Scripture – “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.”  Acts 1:8

Prayer – God, just as the disciples waited to receive power from You, I choose to wait for the presence of Your Holy Spirit to saturate my life. I know that through my own strength the obstacles before me cannot be moved. But with You all things are possible!

Baptize me anew today in Your purity and power. I shake off the hindrances that keep me from going 100% for You. Fill me with supernatural power and move through me with Your spiritual gifts.  I will be Your witness today, wherever You choose and whenever You direct. I know that You have a plan for me to do “normal things” that will change the world. I choose to place my expectations on You and You alone.  I make myself available to be used by You today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God is Commissioning Me

A Truth to Live – When I seek God, I can expect His direction.

Scripture – “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2

Prayer – Lord, Your destiny for my life is not a haphazard thought on Your part. You have already declared that before ideas spring into being, You are there to shape my mind and heart to be ready for Your abundant blessing. I am eager to belong to a spiritual community where, through prayer and worship, we can receive Your revelation. Just as You sent out Barnabas and Saul for a specific work, so You desire to do the same in my life.

I am ready to be connected with Your spiritual family and commissioned into Your world.  I will LISTEN and OBEY Your promptings today, expecting great and mighty things from you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

We Can Do More Together

A Truth to Live – God blesses those who work together.

Scripture – “All the believers were one in heart and mind.”  Acts 4:32

Prayer – Lord, today I desire to experience Your divine power in my life just like the believers did in the 1st century church.  They had a special relationship with one another – sharing their possessions with one another and living out their days with the same heart, the same passions, and the same focus.

I ask today that You would grant me the privilege of locking arms with other believers to better accomplish the tasks You have put in front of me.  I will no longer go it alone, but will instead seek to discover Your wisdom, understanding and direction at work in the lives of those You have brought in my path.  Together we can be stronger, than we could ever be alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

God Designed Me to Grow

A Truth to Live – We learn best by doing life together.

Scripture -- “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”  Acts 2:42

Prayer – I choose to follow Your truth today, God.  Even though there are so many “things” that I could give my attention to, I have decided that from now on, I am going to do it Your way.  Not only will I place You first in my life, but I will also connect myself with those You have placed in my life. You created me to share my life with and to learn from those who have walked farther down life’s journey.

Lord, today I position myself as a learner, ready to soak in Your truth and to grow.  I commit to follow through with what I learn and begin to put it into practice. In order for me to stay consistent I choose to make myself accountable to others who are growing in the same direction. Together we can experience the best that You have for us.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Encourage One Another!

A Truth to Live – The world is waiting to see us demonstrate His love.

Scripture – “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”  

Hebrews 10:24

Prayer – Thank You, God for surrounding me in a community of believers. Though I sometimes act without their input and guidance, You have my best interest in mind by providing me meaningful relationships to challenge and grow me as a person.

Today, I choose to connect with those You have placed in my life. I will encourage them to stretch beyond their patterns of comfort and love others by what they do and say.  At the same time I ask You to make me teachable, so that I can learn from others and see Your goodness poured out in my life through them. As we commit to encourage one another, surely those around us will see You shining brightly in our world.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.