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Thought and Prayer for Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 LEARN TO LIVE BY GOD’S INSTRUCTION

We have laws in this world to help us and others live safely and enjoy life. Even more important, God gives us instruction on how to live for Him and have a good life. We should focus on and learn to do God’s will which is to share His word and follow His instruction. God wants us to share with others about who He is and what He wants us all to do.

When do we share? God will show us opportunities when we prepare our hearts and minds. When we read God’s word, He will give us the right things to share with others at the right time. When someone has a problem, when someone is in need, when we have an opportunity to help. That is when we need to share God’s word and His love with them.

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 1:5 “Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write out how you live by God’s instruction.
2. List things you need to change in your life to better obey God.
3. Read God’s word and write out what it means to you.
4. List some things you can do today to bring God glory.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, remind us daily Your words are not just any words. Remind us Your word brings life. Remind us obeying Your word brings peace, comfort, joy, love and many other positive things into our lives and the lives of others. Help us to learn to obey You by starting today. We want to get into Your word, read it, think about it, write down what You reveal to our hearts and apply it to our lives. Please, Lord, we pray Your word comes alive through us today and every day. We want to learn Your word so others will see Jesus in us. Guide and direct us to do this today, Lord. We pray in Jesus’ name and for His sake. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are called to believe in God, obey Him and bring glory to His name.

We are called to learn and follow God’s instruction so we may live the life He has created just for us.

Philippians 2:12 “Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.” (NLT)

Proverbs 23:12 “Commit yourself to instruction, listen carefully to words of knowledge.” (NLT)

We are to be the people God created us to be whether we are in front of a hundred people or sitting alone in our home.

FOCUS:
Proverbs 4:13 “Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.” (NLT)

Deuteronomy 32:47a “These instructions are not empty words—they are your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life” (NLT)
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