"God Uses Your Difficulties to Save Others" — Spiritual Warfare for 04/06/2020
"Please come closer to me," Joseph said to his brothers. When they did so, he said, "I am Joseph, the brother you sold into slavery in Egypt! Now, don't be sad or angry with yourselves that you sold me. God sent me ahead of you to save lives." — Genesis 45:4-5 GWT
Lord, sometimes it's easy to wallow in my problems and my hardships. Thank You for the story of Joseph that reminds me that sometimes You let troubles come into my life so I can do something important to You and possibly even life-saving to others. Help me to keep my daily struggles in perspective. And open my eyes to how my current and past problems can help others. Use me to Your glory. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.
Verse of the Day for Monday, April 6, 2020:
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father." — Galatians 4:6
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Thoughts on Today's Verse....
The first vocalizations of many babies are the syllables "ab, ab, ba, ba." Not surprisingly in Jesus' day, that was the name babies used for their fathers. When God saved us, he gave us his Spirit. The Holy Spirit blesses us in many ways, but one of the key blessings is his work with us in prayer. He intercedes for us when words won't do (Romans 8:26-27) and he helps us approach God with familiarity, dependency, and respect as we call God our Abba.
Abba Father, thank you so much for loving me, saving me, and inviting me into your family. Thank you for the Holy Spirit, who is helping me right now as I share my thoughts, words, and emotions with you. Thank you, dear Father, for giving me the power to be what you want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
"Young and Old Will Hear" — Passion for Praise for 04/06/2020
I will sing of the LORD's unfailing love forever! Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens. — Psalm 89:1-2