Sunday, April 21, 2013
Prayer Before Starting This Study:
Prayer For Holy Spirit Power And Understanding:
Almighty God, if You have called us to this ministry, You will equip us with Holy Spirit power. You will grant us the gifts that we need to excel. Act 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
Lord, we see others run but without being called. Make our calling sure.
Lord, we see others serving but without humility. Make us humble.
Lord we see others doing works but without power. Grant that the Holy Spirit enable us to do the works of Christ Jesus.
Lord, we see those in the ministry who have no personal time with You. Grant that we set aside the most important share of the day to converse with You and study Your Word.
Lord, we see others that do not have a prayer life. Grant us faith and expectation each time we ask mighty things in Jesus' name and praise and worship You.
Lord, we see others in business as the money changers were, yet they never open a generous hand to others. Make us more than generous in all we do. Remind us that we freely received and we should freely give.
Almighty God, our desire is to serve You and be Your witnesses to the uttermost parts of the earth. Enable us for this ministry. May Thy Holy Spirit fall upon us and may we recognize how to stir up the gifts within us. Amen
Bring your Bible. We will study verses only listed for the day.
Day 1: Read Genesis 1:1-31 and 1 John 5:7
Reflection: The Divine Spirit has been revealed to mankind since the beginning. Thus was proof of the Holy Trinity, of the Three Persons in the Godhead. Man was made to glorify the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Discovery and response: Write a prayer of rejoicing that God has revealed Himself to you in the Trinity. You may instead add words to a hymn. Or a discovery in the Bible or lesson you had never noted before.
Holy Spirit, before You sought me out and wooed me into the Kingdom, my life was also waste and void. I thank You for rescuing me from darkness and transforming me into Christ's radiant Light. Thank You for creating me for adoption into the great Family of God. Thank You for creating me in Your image, a little lower than the angels who behold You. Thank You for Your Testimony of the Trinity. In childhood, I never discovered or heard of the Godhead. I praise You for revealing Yourself to me. I will proclaim Your name throughout my pilgrimage on earth so that You be glorified. I await that glorious day in heaven when I will know the reality of worship divine. Amen