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TODAY’S VERSE
“So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”
Romans 14:19 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
You would think that the church would be the first place we would look for a group that is building each other up, but it’s not always the case. We can hurt each other just like any other group. It takes hard work to live in harmony. We come from so many diverse backgrounds with so many different temperaments, beliefs, emotions, assumptions, experiences and wounds that without concerted effort, it is impossible not to hurt each other. That is why Paul said to “aim” for harmony and to “try” to build each other up. It is not easy, but this wasn’t just some light hearted request. We must try. We must do all that we can to love each other as Christ would love us. As we submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit, He will produce in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Then we will begin to build each other up in ways that will result in harmony. So today ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, mold you and use you and let us aim for harmony and begin to build each other up.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Holy Spirit, I invite You to produce Your fruit in my life. I want to live in harmony with others and help build them up. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 14:17 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
It is so easy to get caught up in all the trappings of this life. We live in a very materialistic and mechanistic world. But there is more to life than fame, fortune, and fleshly appetites. We are emotional and spiritual beings and can choose to live by different standards and values than the world. Paul wrote that the Kingdom of God is about “living a life of goodness and peace and joy.” But not just any goodness, peace and joy. No, the source of these emotions is none other than the Holy Spirit. There is a life that God desires us to have and the secret lies in our life in the Spirit. Isn’t time we get to know the Holy Spirit and let Him appropriate these qualities in our life? Today, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you, teach you, guide you and assist you in living all that God desires for you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Holy Spirit. You, who is so instrumental in my Christian experience. You, who is so misunderstood and unappreciated. I ask forgiveness for my ignorance and apathy toward You. Instead, I come today to You and ask You to help me live a life of goodness, peace and joy in and through You.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their lack of faith.”
Mark 6: 5-6 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
This passage has always challenged me. Imagine Jesus could not do miracles in His own home town. Couldn’t is a strong word. Obviously in His own power, Jesus could have done any miracle He chose to, but that is not the way God wants it to work. Our Father wants us to join Him in His work in this world. It is our faith and recognition of His love that works in tandem with His power. And these are people that should have known that Jesus was the Son of God. It was His own home town. And like them, those of us who have known Jesus for so long, how many times have we taken Him for granted? How many times have we doubted His power? It was so bad that Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. Their unbelief shocked Him. Oh, that our faith would never cause surprise to the heart of God. Today, might we consider our life. Let us examine our heart and ask God to birth in us a fresh wind, a new fire and an amazing faith.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, forgive me for my unbelief. Forgive me for my doubt. Forgive me for taking You for granted. Today birth in me a fresh wind, a new fire and an amazing faith in You.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE

“Then he asked them, ‘Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?’”
Mark 4:40 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
You can’t live on your last breath. It’s not good enough to eat on Monday and think that will sustain you for the month. The nature of life is process. Faith that you had in God yesterday will not uphold you in today’s trial. You must choose to put your faith in God today. The disciples were with Jesus everyday. They witnessed His miracles, heard His teachings, and experienced His love and yet in a crisis on the Lake they asked Jesus, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” Is it then no wonder that we too wrestle with faith in the light of our struggles? Couldn’t Jesus ask the same of us; “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The good news is that our faith can grow and while we must choose faith on a daily basis, if we fellowship with Christ and experience His power, the faith we have today will be greater than it was yesterday. So take heart. Even though we doubt, even though we struggle with many of our life issues, Jesus did not give up on His disciples and He will not give up on us. Today, trust God and have faith in Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, forgive me when I have lacked faith. Help me trust You today. Help me put my faith in the love You have for me. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
II Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We are a new person in Christ. But how much do we really know about this “new person” that we have become? The authors of “Truefaced” make this point, “If we do not start with ‘trusting who God says we are’, we will end up trusting in our own resources to try to please God.” How true is that? The fact is, in Christ we are sons and daughters of God. We are joint heirs with Christ. We are a temple of His Holy Spirit. We are a “saint” and God’s workmanship created to do God’s good works. We are a disciple of Jesus Christ and at the same time a citizen of heaven seated with Christ in heavenly places. We have been chosen by God to be His very own. When we were born again we became a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people of God. In fact, in Christ, we are Holy and dearly loved, free from condemnation for the things we have done. In fact we are unconditionally loved and have been completely forgiven and made righteous. We have been established, anointed and sealed by God in Christ and have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Today, let these truths sink deep into your heart. You are a new person in Christ, the old life is gone and a new life has begun.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I thank You for making me a new person in You. Help me know more of what this really means and to live it out in my everyday life.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“The LORD said to him, ‘Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.’
But Moses said, ‘O Lord, please send someone else to do it.’”
Exodus 4:11-13 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
God wanted to rescue His people from slavery so He chose Moses to go to Pharaoh to demand that the people be released. Moses’ reaction was one of shock and trepidation. Who was he? How could he ever persuade Pharaoh to let the people go? Who would protect him from Pharaoh’s wrath? Moses said to God, ‘“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’ And God said, ‘I will be with you.’” That should have finished it. God is enough for any crisis. But I love the next part. God in His grace allows Moses to show his true colors. Moses goes down a long list of reasons why he could not do what God asked him to do. And the Lord is patient with each excuse. Today’s verse shows God’s tender mercy as He explains to Moses how He personally will help Moses speak and will teach him what to say. But Moses still caves. Finally, God said that He would send Moses’ brother, Aaron, to go with him and speak for him. God loved Moses. There was something in Moses that He wanted to use. Moses felt heard and was able to do the job God gave him to do. Today, what are you in fear about? What has God asked you to do that you keep putting off? Do it today. Jump in the water, trust God; He will be with you.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, You know me intimately. You know my fears and reservations. How many times have You asked me to do something and all I did was give You excuses? Forgive me, Lord. Empower me to do Your will.
AMEN

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TODAY’S VERSE
“You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”
Psalms 16:11 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How do you look at your relationship with God? Is it drudgery? Is your Christian experience legalistic, nothing more than an empty ritual? Perhaps your spiritual life is hap hazard at best, a hit or miss with your devotional life. It begs the questions, “How do we get a vibrant, meaningful, life-changing Christian experience? David knew the answer. He knew that the way we receive the pleasures of living with God is by having Him show us the way of life. It is spending time with God and living in the “joy of His presence” that we learn true happiness. We were made for fellowship with God and nothing else will satisfy that longing in our heart. He has the “peace that passes all understanding.” He is the one whose essence is love. He is the one who knows us intimately and can meet our every need. He is the one who “fills us with His Spirit.” Come to Him today. Let Him show you the way of life, granting you the joy of His presence and the pleasures of living with Him forever.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I thank You that You know me and have everything I need to live a happy and fulfilled life. Please fill me with Your Spirit. Show me the way of life and grant me the joy of being in Your presence.
AMEN

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