Tag: Proverbs 31:8-9

Run with endurance!

Scripture reading for October 29th:  Hebrews 12, Psalm 66, Proverbs 31

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 12:1-4 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.  In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”  

In light of the record in Scripture of the many witnesses that have preceded us, we can confidently lay aside every weight or hindrance and run the race of faith straight to the finish line–the presence of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Jesus set the perfect example and He is with us to help us through the mountains and valleys we encounter along the road of faith.  Unlike Jesus, our faith walk has not yet cost us loss of our own life blood.  Even if it should, we have Jesus’ resurrection to encourage us.

Faith Confession:  I look ahead to Jesus Christ as my goal of life and example of how to achieve it.  By faith and confidence in Christ, through reading God’s Word and following the Holy Spirit, I will not grow weary or loose heart but will obtain the Goal!

Proverbs 31:8-9  “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  

 

 

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Boldness to open my mouth!

Scripture reading for May 9th:  Acts 4, Psalm 93, Proverbs 31

Key Scriptures:  Acts 4:29-31 “”And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to Your servants to continue to speak Your Word with all boldness, while You stretch out Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the Name of Your holy servant Jesus.”  And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the Word of God with boldness.”  

The disciples had been threatened and warned to not speak again in the Name of Jesus Christ.  They gathered together in prayer and took the threats before the Lord, asking not for deliverance, but for boldness to speak God’s Word!  The also asked the Lord to stretch His hand out and heal with signs and wonders in the Name of Jesus.  God was so moved by their prayers, that the place they were meeting in was literally shaken by His presence and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and boldness to speak Christ’s Word!

Faith Confession:  Lord, give me boldness to open my mouth to preach and speak Your Word to those I come in contact with.  I expect You to confirm Your Word with signs, miracles and healings.  Amen!

Proverbs 31:8-9  “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  

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Appointed with authority!

Scripture reading for February 12th:  Mark 3, Psalm 31, Proverbs 31

Key Scriptures:  Mark 3:13-16 “And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him.  And He appointed twelve (whom He also named apostles) so that they might be with Him and He might send them out to preach and to have authority to cast out demons.  He appointed the twelve: . . .”

Jesus had a plan to reach the lost sinners of this world.  He chose and then called those that He wanted to be used to reach the lost.  He appointed them as His special messengers.  They were to be with Him and learn from Him.  He would send them out to preach, heal, and cast out demons through the authority He would bestow on them.  He chose twelve to be the first.

Faith’s confession:  I believe that Jesus Christ has called me and appointed me to preach His word, heal the sick, and have authority over demonic powers.  All authority has come from Jesus for the purpose of reaching lost sinners.

Proverbs 31:8-9 “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.”     

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