STATE OF MIND
Dear God thank you for waking us up this morning and keeping safe throughout the night.
Thank you for life, health and strength, we thank you in advance for healing our bodies, renewing our minds and always protecting us.
God we repent for all the wrong that we have done knowingly and unknowingly.
We ask that you touch our hearts. I pray that you bind our mouths so that we will only speak the truth.
We pray for the spirit of discernment to fall heavy into our lives so that we know when the truth is being told.
We pray that we will not have foolish hearts and we won't believe the lies told by the enemy or those who are out to destroy us and stray us from your path.
Lord We thank you for keeping us from being a victim to the traps set by the serpents tongue.
We ask that we begin to think like you, walk like you and talk like you.
In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
I decree and declare that God's Word is true. I can trust in it.
“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.””
John 8:31-32 NIV
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Bible Reading: Psalm 119:89-96
Forever, a Lord, your word stands firm in heaven. Psalm 119:89
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS BELIEVE what you read in the newspapers, especially the weird ones at the checkout line. The following headlines showed up in newspapers–real newspapers, in fact:
You don’t have to look far in a daily paper to find slip-ups, even slap-you-inthe-face mistakes like those. But a newspaper is produced in a rush and gets tossed into the recycling bin the day after you buy it. It’s here today, gone tomorrow. It’s not something you can build your life on.
But the Bible is something to trust your whole life to. It is “God-breathed.” It isn’t here today, gone tomorrow. It was here before you arrived and will be here after you make your exit. Why? Because it is God’s Word. You can read the paper for daily information, but for error-free direction and inspiration, you need your nose in the Bible.
Dr. Henrietta Mears wrote, “Do you come to the Bible with such eagerness? Do you read with that purpose and persistence? The Bible is not a book of texts-it is a story-it is a revelation, to be begun and pursued and ended as we start and continue other books. Don’t trifle with the Bible…. We must come to it in a commonsense fashion. Believe that every book is about something and read and reread until you find out what that something is.’”
Behind and beneath the Bible, above and beyond the Bible, is the God of the Bible. Whenever you open your Bible to read, you find the eternal, loving God waiting for you. And what he shows you will be totally true.
REFLECT: Why do you read the Bible? What are you looking for? Are you finding God?
PRAY: Tell God you want to get hold of him in a deeper way each time you read his Word.
‘Henrietta C. Mears, What the Bible Is All About (Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 1966), 10.
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