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Search Me

TODAY’S VERSE
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

TODAY’S MESSAGE
Who are we? Who are we that the God of the universe would be interested in a relationship with us? Yet, this is exactly what today’s passage implies. It is an open invitation to you and me to sit before God and pour out our heart. David knew how prudent it is to let God search our most inner thoughts, emotions, and imaginations. We can come to God without reservation and trust that He cares; that He is interested; that He is able to show us any correction that we need. And the good news is that through this process of being transparent with God, He will lead and direct us. Do you have that kind of relationship with God? If not, you can start today. He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. Open it, invite Him in so He can know you and lead you in the way you should go.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, it is so hard to say, “Search my heart.” I don’t want to slow down. I don’t want to be vulnerable. But, if I cannot trust You with my heart, who can I trust? Forgive me for running from You. Help me be still. Lord Jesus come, search me, know my thoughts and lead me in the way You want me to go.”
AMEN

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It’s Your Choice

TODAY’S VERSE
Choose today whom you will serve – but as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.
Joshua 24:15 (NLT)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
Choices. Every day we are called upon to make choices. Some insignificant, some with heavy consequences. There are some choices in life that lead us down certain paths. Marriage, vocation and other major choices all have ramifications on our future. But even the major choices are made up of thousands of other choices. It is the everyday choices we make that determine how we live out the marriage, vocation or our other major selections in life. That is why what you choose today is so important. You may have started down a path and strayed off. Today you can choose to turn around. You may have habitual choices that have been negative. Today you can choose to go another direction. You have the power to choose. You can choose to love. Likewise, happiness is a choice. God is constantly calling out to us, “Choose me.” God and our choice, what a powerful combination. Choose today whom you will serve; for not to choose, is to choose already.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, please help me. I admit I haven’t always chosen wisely. Give me wisdom, discernment, and self-discipline to make the right choices today. Most of all today, Dear Lord, I choose You. I choose to love You and live for You. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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Make Every Effort

TODAY’S VERSE
Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.
Ephesians 4:2-3

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Can you imagine if everyone in the church would take these words to heart? What a witness of God’s love we would be. Paul is sharing how we should behave as a church. He writes that we are to always be humble, gentle and patient with each other. This is not easy. That is why he says that we need to make allowance for each other’s faults and to make “every” effort to be united and bound together in peace.
How about today? Who is it that bothers you? Who gets under your skin? When you catch yourself talking bad about someone, who is it? What commitment can you make to be humble, gentle and patient with that person? What efforts can you put forth in the next week to keep yourself united with them in the Spirit? This is where it needs to start. May God grant you the courage and strength you will need today to step up and make every effort to be united and at peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I desire to be humble, gentle and patient with those that bother me. Help me focus on Your love so I can make allowances for the faults of others. Help me, Lord, to make every effort to be united in the Spirit, binding myself with others with the bonds of peace. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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