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Thought and Prayer for Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

June 24, 2019 SUBMISSIVE HEART

When we submit something, we give it away. Submission means to suggest, propose or offer something to another person. When we submit our hearts to God, it means we give ourselves to Him. It means we don’t follow the ways of the world but we use the lives He gave to us to obey His will, read His word and store His promises in our hearts. Submitting ourselves to God is the best choice in life we could ever make.

SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 1:1-3 “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write how you have submitted your life to God.
2. List what things you are still holding back from Him.
3. Remember the promises God gives you if you submit to Him.
4. Choose today to follow Christ and submit your heart to God.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know we need to have a submissive heart. We know You have many blessings for us when we submit our lives to You. We want to follow Your will. We want to know Your word. We want to resist temptations and follow You. Help us today, we pray, to know what we need to stop doing and start doing so we will have submissive hearts. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
If we want true peace, we need to submit ourselves to God.

Job 22:21-22 “Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you. Listen to his instructions, and store them in your heart.” (NLT)

God reminds us throughout His word to turn from this world and submit our hearts to Him.

Joel 2:12-13 “That is why the Lord says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’ Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.” (NLT)

When we resist temptations, we can better submit our hearts to God.

FOCUS:
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (NIV)
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