Word On The Street - VI

Devotional

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 received with joy.


As you begin to spend time with the Lord 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 and  supplication.


Adoration


What in the passage prompts you to give praise to God for who He is and what He does?


Confession


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?


Thanksgiving


What in the passage prompts you to celebrate the good news of what Christ has done for us?


Supplication


The biblical pattern of supplication is asking boldly and  surrendering completely. What in the passage prompts you to ask God to  help change in you, as you submit to His redemptive 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?