Please pray daily for the United States. God has placed us here to protect her and to pray for her. We cannot complain about what’s going on if we are not taking a active role in praying for our leaders and for This Great Nation. It is God’s will that we pray and intercede for the United States of American. Don’t let her down we need to pray for God’s Grace to continue over this Great Nation of ours. It is our Christian obligation to pray for her every day.
Psalms 5:11 But let all who take refuge in You rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread Your protection over them, (in this Nation) that all who love Your name may be filled with joy.
12 For You bless the godly, O LORD; You surround them with Your shield of love.
1Timothy 2:1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
2 Pray this way for kings (presidents and leaders) and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
3 This is good and pleases God our Savior,
Pastor Larry Smoot
Act 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God is a giver, and if you want to experience a new level of Joy, if you want God to pour out His blessings and favor in your life, then you must learn to be a giver and not a taker. Life is so fulfilling went you can help someone in need. I would rather be in a position to give than having to be someone in need. Give of your time, a pat on the back, shaking someone’s hand or just a kind hello. It doesn’t always have to be money. God is a giver and I want to be like my father. How about you?
Confession: I am like my Heavenly father I am a giver, I want to people to know that they can count on me to help or to say a kind word!
A word from Kenneth Haggin:
"John 3:6-7 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Under the New Covenant, every child of God has the Spirit of God. First, they are born of the Spirit. Then they can be filled with the Spirit. And they can expect to be led by the Spirit.
Born of the Spirit. The spirit of man is the part of man which is born again. The Christian's spirit has the life and nature of God in it. The inward man is born of God's Spirit and has the Spirit of God in him.
Filled with that Spirit. The born-again Christian can be filled with that same Spirit which he already has in him. And when he is filled with that Spirit, there will be an overflowing of that Spirit. He will speak with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives him utterance (Acts 2:4).
Led by the Spirit. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Even the born-again one who has not been filled with the Holy Spirit, has the Spirit of God abiding in him, and he can expect to be led and guided by the Holy Spirit."
Confession: I am a child of God. I am born of the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God leads me. He is leading me now. The Holy Spirit will rise big in me. He will give illumination to my mind. He will give direction to my spirit. I am being led by the Spirit of God.
GOD SPEAKING TO US
Proverbs 4:20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words.
21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
24 Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.
25 Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.
27 Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
The bible is God speaking to us through His Word
In verse 20 He calls us all children and asked for our undivided attention.
In verse 21 God tells us not to lose sight of His Word and to let His Words penetrate our hearts.
In verse 22 God says His words bring healing to our entire body.
Do you have a daily time to read your Bible? Maybe it’s good that I can help by sending you these scriptures each day!
We also have to guard our hearts against negative talk and pay attention to what we hear!
Verse 24 is clear, let’s make sure we are careful of things we say, even if we are having fun or joking around. Be determined to do the right things, it seems so easy to fit in with the world now days.
Read a Proverb each day. They are usually short and full of Wisdom.
Confession: I fill my head and heart with your Word or Lord so that I may be able to prove, what is your good and acceptable and prefect will in this world. I am a doer of the Word of God.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.