Monday, April 22, 2013
Bring your Bible. We will study verses only listed for the day.
Day 2: Read Judges 3: 8-12
Reflection: The Holy Spirit moved through the first judge of Israel. How much more should we pray for those in charge of our legal system to be filled with the Spirit. The Spirit bestows wisdom and courage which qualifies us for service as the power of the Spirit performs it.
Discovery and response: Write a prayer of rejoicing that God is qualifying you to have discernment in your prayer life and in your dealings with others. You may instead add words to a hymn. Or a discovery in the Bible or lesson you had never noted before.
Holy Spirit, I read so often in the OT how Your people sinned and forsook the Living God. After enslavement, Your people would call out to You, and You would send a deliverer so that they might have rest. You have always been with those that are called by Thy Name. You have never failed or forsaken them.
I see, through the Holy Spirit, grave danger for our Nation. Rights are being taken away from Christians. The beginning pains of persecution are upon us. We do not boldly proclaim the Name of Christ Jesus anymore, desirous instead of being politically correct, giving no offence, ecumenical, or at our worst, setting the framework for a one-religion false rule for the anti-Christ.
I thank You Holy Spirit for removing scales from my eye that I might be aware of the path of destruction we are headed on. I thank You Holy Spirit that You have given me a spirit of a sound mind and reason, and that You have taught me that yes, even my prayers can effect the course of change for our Nation. I seek You to help me pray always, without ceasing, so that our Land will turn back to You. Raise up Godly Legislators and Lawmakers that will direct our Land to glorify You once more.
In all my dealings, political or otherwise, grant me the Spirit of discernment that I might not be caught unawares. Cause me to see and hear, judge and discern, through the supernatural empowerment You grant. Amen