STATE OF MIND
Good Morning God, I thank you for waking us up to the beautiful and rainy morning. Lord, We thank you for your wonder grace and mercy that follows us through out the day. Lord we pray that our youth and children strive for a real relationship with you. God show them that they can rely on you and that you won't leave them or forsake them. Give the let them have a healthy relationship with you based on your word. Guide and direct them on how to live a life that you have destined for them. Lord keep them safe and protected everywhere they go. God give them confidence to seek you and speak boldly for you. Help them to see you as their savior and their friend. In Jesus name. I pray. Amen.
I decree and declare that I can trust God to lead me in the right direction. No one know more than He does.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
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Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:24-28
God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere. 1 Corinthians 15:28
THE POWERFUL KING of a tiny Polynesian island discovered that his enemies on a distant island were planning an invasion by war canoes. The king was determined not only to defend his life but to protect his most valuable possession: a huge, golden throne that sat in the middle of his grass hut. So the king recruited thousands of warriors and stationed them all around his hut.
But just to be on the safe side, the king decided to hide his golden throne. So he had his strongest warriors lift the thousand-pound throne into the wooden rafters of his grass hut and cover it with grass. With his army outside and his throne safely hidden above, the king lay down on his mat and went to sleep.
During the night, the king’s warriors were awakened by a loud noise coming from the king’s grass hut. They rushed in to find that the rafters had first weakened and then collapsed under the weight, and the throne had crashed to the floor where the king was sleeping. The king, who had planned his defense so well, was dead.
The moral of the story: People who live in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones. Ouch! What a silly twist on the old proverb that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. But this story reminds us that not everything goes right for even the most powerful people in the world. Think about it:
There is only one undisputed, supreme authority: the God and Father of our living Lord, Jesus Christ. No thing or person is his equal in power, authority, capability, wisdom, or wealth. The Resurrection proved that God rules over both life and death. By trusting Christ and becoming a member of God’s family, you’re a child of the most powerful and influential person in heaven, earth, and hell!
REFLECT: Is there anything the God of life and death can’t do? Do you have any problem he cannot help you overcome? No-the Resurrection proved it!
PRAY: Talk to God about the difficulties you are facing today. Invite him exercise his resurrection power in you.
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