VERSE OF THE DAY
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Reference – THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS : Chapter 1 Verses 16, 17 ( NIV )
Abba Father, thank you for giving us yet another day in our lives, that we may come into your presence to worship you and glorify you. Abba, we magnify you for your great love, because of which you have redeemed us . We thank you for your son Jesus Christ, who being in very form of God , did not count equality with God, but emptied himself , came down from heaven, and became the Son of Man , taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. He was humble, compassionate and loving ; tempted in every way, yet was with no sin . He chose to be obedient to his Father’s Will even to the very last breath. He was crucified for all our sins , the lamb slain for the sins of many ; He took the wrath of God against all mankind, for all our lawless and sinful deeds, upon himself . The wrath which we should have suffered was upon him, and thus he ransomed us by his atoning sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. Dearest Jesus, how can we thank you for all the good things that you have done for us?. Thank you lord for all your loving kindness and enduring mercy. Praise be to the Father God who raised Jesus from the dead and made him sit at His right hand . Because he lives i can face tomorrow. Because he defeated death and took victory over satan ,we are saved . Because of your grace, because of all this unmerited favour, we are given the right to be called the children of God. Dear Father, what love have you lavished upon us !! though we don’t deserve it ! Yet we walk in all wickedness and depravity, not understanding all the good things you have done for us. Forgive us merciful Father , for our sins are many. Forgive us for the times when we chose to harden our hearts as children of disobedience, turning away from your everlasting grace. Forgive us all our pride and all our flawed understanding , that our deliverance can only be our own doing. Holy spirit , please help us understand that it is finished at the cross, that our freedom is purchased by his body and blood ,that we are chosen to reign with him in his eternal kingdom, if we choose to be his. Father, remove the veil of deception that the enemy has put on us, let us not be fooled into trusting in our own abilities and our own terms of goodness to justify our soul’s salvation .Holy Spirit , convict us , help us learn from you more , help us to understand that the standards of the Most Holy, Righteous, Just and Mighty God, who dwells in the highest Heaven, who put the foundations of the heavens and the earth , who breathed life into this universe, can never be comprehended by this small human mind of ours, nor would we be able to fathom the depth of your love and the vastness of your mercy in all its fullness. Lord, may we become more teachable, may our hearts be good grounds for your seeds to grow , may we abound in your grace. Lord, help us boldly preach your gospel . May we remember the Great Commision given to us, may we be his instruments in spreading the gospel to everyone so that none lose this precious gift of eternal life , which is given by the Almighty to all those who accept Jesus, as their Lord and Saviour. Abba, help us to understand that Your Power, but not our ability, is that which works in people and brings forth the change . May we humble ourselves and live by your Word dear Father . Help us to receive your love and grace, help us to live like people who are set free, free from all chains and bondages , like people with your love, peace and joy within them. Lord, may we become true disciples of Christ and be lead by Holy Spirit in faith, the faith which has great reward, the faith which is the substance of things we hoped for and is evidence of things not seen. May we always live by the faith that what you are preparing for us is better than anything we could have ever imagined for ourselves. Help us understand that when we fail, when we are weak ,your love strengthens us ; that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Father, help us trust in your provision in every area of our lives . We thank you because you are a loving Father and a righteous and just God. Help us understand your righteousness that was revealed to us through the life, death and resurrection of Christ,. Abba, help us walk in faith, with you . May we understand that we walk not by sight but by faith, by faith in you and your righteous ways. Father ,Give us the wisdom to understand the greatness of things you have done for us, of the depth of love you hold for us. Forgive us our iniquities dear Father. Bless us . In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
TODAY’S BIBLE READING
- The Old Testament – GENESIS : Chapter 6 . 1 – 8
- The New Testament – MATTHEW : Chapter 5 . 27 – 32
- The Book of Psalms – Chapter 10