ENTER WITH THANKSGIVING
It’s good to begin prayer by trusting the testimony of the Spirit to our hearts that we are God’s children in Christ; free to enter His presence with confidence, always welcomed with joy.
As you begin to spend time with Him today, start with a simple prayer of thanksgiving, offering yourself to Him as you are, confident He sees you as He sees Christ Himself.
LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD
Meditation is focused thinking. It’s when we bring our hearts and minds to pay close attention to God’s word. Read the passage for the day meditatively. Pay attention to the heart of the passage, the nature of God, the grace of God in Christ, and the impressions the Spirit of God presses on your heart.
RESPOND TO GOD IN PRAYER
Prayer is a response to God’s word. After reading the passage, respond to God with adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication.
What in the passage prompts you to give praise to God for who He is and what He does?
What in the passage prompts you to confess any competing loves of your heart and resulting sins that may harden your heart and weaken your love for Jesus?
What in the passage prompts you to celebrate the good news of what Christ has done for us?
The biblical pattern of supplication is asking boldly and surrendering completely. What in the passage prompts you to ask God to transform you by His Spirit in specific ways, as you submit to His transformative work in you?
What in the passage prompts you to intercede for others with boldness and submission?
SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
Someone else may need to hear what you’ve received from God. You may need to hear what someone else has received from God.
What can you share with somebody about what you've heard from God's word today?