Fruit of the Spirit…

February 24, 2018

OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotions, Worship Song and Prayer

Today’s verse

Galatians 5:22-24 NLT
[22] But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! [24] Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

REFRAMING JESUS

GALATIANS 5:22-23—BECOMING MORE LIKE JESUS

Every once in awhile in one of those big grocery-store warehouses, the label of a can will snag on something and tear off. Then what? Without the picture and colorful lettering, how can anyone know what’s inside? Would you buy a can with no label and hope for the best? Maybe if you’re looking for a fun party game—but cans without labels make planning dinner a difficult prospect. The outside of a label-less can conceals whatever is inside, good or bad. Paul reminds us that when the Holy Spirit is truly alive and at work within us, people will know. The good work that is happening within us oozes out in the way we live. Our lives become the labels, but rather than chicken soup, our labels show things like “patience,” “gentleness,” and “goodness.” The Holy Spirit is hard at work inside of us, changing us in profound ways. And that change spills right out into our lives as we are made to be more and more like Jesus.

Today’s reading

1 Kings 18
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1kings+18&version=NLT

Today’s devotions
The Delight of Sacrafice
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-delight-of-sacrifice/

2 Corinthians 12:15 NLT

[15] I will gladly spend myself and all I have for you, even though it seems that the more I love you, the less you love me.

Becoming Lead Servants: Facing Futility
Life for Leaders Daily Devotion

https://mailchi.mp/depree.org/becoming-lead-servants-facing-futility?e=1bc587c115

Today’s worship song
Even If
MercyMe
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/even-if/1204836754?i=1204836881

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, even though I struggle at times with the meaning and purpose of my walk under the sun. And I let how others handle their struggles get to me. I realize how we all let the routine and repetitiveness of our daily walk, problems at work and with each other get to us. We have our highs and lows, our strengths and weaknesses. Help me not to judge but pray at all times without ceasing. Help me to see the larger picture, to see how what we do fits into Your eternal purposes. Help us to trust in you even when we do not see that larger picture. In those times, help me to endure with patience the walk you’ve given me this day and to help others do the same. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen

Taken from today’s devotion Becoming Lead Servants: Facing Futility written by Uli Chi

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The LORD is my rock… He is my shield…

February 23, 2018

OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Songs and Prayer

Today’s verse

Psalm 18:2 NLT
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

Today’s reading
1 Kings 17
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+17&version=NLT

1 Kings 17:1-10— Here the widow of Zarephath shelters the prophet Elijah when he’s on the run from Ahab and Jezebel, and she receives the reward of God bringing her son back to life. Later, Jesus refers to this when he is rejected in his hometown of Nazareth. And he teaches that if you welcome a prophet of God, you will receive the same reward that a prophet gets( Luke 4:25-26; Matthew 10:41 ).

Today’s devotion
The Determination to Serve
https://utmost.org/the-determination-to-serve/

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…
Matthew 20:28

Today’s worship songs
Trust in Jesus
Third Day
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trust-in-jesus/396238732?i=396238884

O’Lord
Lauren Daigle
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/olord/1109177813?i=1109178067

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, I try to never ask for signs for as Jesus said we should never test You. But You still show me Your presence. I try to never ask what I want, but that Your will be served through me. But You show me Your will is what serves me best. ‘O’Lord’ all I need to do is ‘trust in Jesus’ all the time, good times and bad times. You are my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God, in whom I find protection. My shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Amen

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Be still, and know that I am God…

February 22, 2018

OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, Worship Songs and Prayer

Today’s verse

Psalms 46:10 (NLT)
“Be still, and know that I am God!

Today’s reading
Exodus 17
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+17&version=NLT

Today’s devotion
The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/the-discipline-of-spiritual-perseverance/

Today’s worship songs
Jesus I Believe
Big Daddy Weave
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jesus-i-believe/1163616294?i=1163616308

I just need U
Toby Mac
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-just-need-u/1325932114?i=1325932192

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, I just need You. But how do I communicate that to those closest to me. I mean being in this world under the sun, but not of this world. Putting You and others first. Having found it, am I willing to give up everything. O that You would give me the words to express myself clearly. Speak to me. Jesus I believe. Open my ears, eyes and heart to Your reply. Amen

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“To Him be the glory and power for ever and ever”

February 21, 2018

OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion, worship song and Prayer

Today’s verse

John 12:46 New Living Translation (NLT)
I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.

Today’s reading

Exodus 16

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+16&version=NLT

Today’s devotion
Devotional of the Day
Praise To The Everlasting Father
http://tbibl.es/6eH2

Today’s worship song
Reckless Love
Cory Asbury
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reckless-love/1320253615?i=1320253941

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, some days the harder I fight to stay connected to You, the more challenges arise. And I shout “get behind me Satan”. For I know he is real and the fight is a spiritual one through which I must ready myself by putting on Your full armor… Stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with my feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Taking up the shield of faith, with which I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Put on the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is Your word Lord God. Praying without ceasing in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. Keeping in mind, I must be alert and always praying for all the Lord’s people. Help me Jesus! Amen

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Rise Up and Shine…

February 20, 2018

OneWalk; Today’s Bible Verse, Reading, Devotion and Prayer

Today’s verse

Isaiah 60:1 New Life Version (NLV)

“Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of the Lord has risen upon you.

Today’s reading
Exodus 4
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+4&version=NLT

Today’s devotion

Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery
My Utmost for His Highest
https://utmost.org/taking-the-initiative-against-drudgery/

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, today I think of Paul’s words… ‘Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.’ That is my why? The purpose? Of what I do and why I do it and in whose name I do it… for You Lord God and in Jesus name. This is a mindset change. A change that puts You first, above and in between me and everything and everyone. Gives a new reason and purpose to all I do. From when I wake, until I lay my head down to sleep I fight to stay connected to You. Forcing me to die to myself in the moments of each day. This fight some days seems all consuming and upon reflection causes me pause. I know Your all I need, but. Am I to focused on me. Am I doing enough for others. Oh how I pray for those who don’t know You. Who haven’t found or realize their why, their reason and their purpose. Help me, help them find it. Lead me, use me, ready me. Help me rise and shine, and help others to want to rise and shine. Amen

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OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading and Prayer

February 19, 2018

Today’s verse

1 Timothy 2:1-2 NLT
[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 and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

Today’s Reading
Luke 10
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10&version=NLT

Luke 10:2-6,8-11 NLT
[2] These were his instructions to them: "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. [3] Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. [4] Don’t take any money with you, nor a traveler’s bag, nor an extra pair of sandals. And don’t stop to greet anyone on the road. [5] "Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’ [6] If those who live there are peaceful, the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.

[8] "If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you. [9] Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’ [10] But if a town refuses to welcome you, go out into its streets and say, [11] ‘We wipe even the dust of your town from our feet to show that we have abandoned you to your fate. And know this-the Kingdom of God is near!’

Today’s worship song
Sweetly Broken
Jeremy Riddle
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sweetly-broken/122659373?i=122659390

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, I continue to think of the lost lifes in Parkland and the lost still living amoung us. Not just the young teens wanting to be loved, find themselves and who they are meant to be, but for our leaders and elected representatives who in their lust for power and money long ago forgot who they are and were meant to be. And for all of in between, believers and deniers. Just as lost without knowing it. Full of anger and hate, rather than mercy and love. Swept back and forth, and in and out of their beliefs and faith. Faith in You and belief what is possible through You. So I humbly ask that You touch us in the moments that make up each day, have mercy on us. Let Your grace rain down on us. Hold our hands as we reach out to You and help us help You in reaching the lost amoung us. Convict us when we stumble. Give us courage to act. Liken our hearts to Jesus’s. This I ask and pray in Jesus name. Amen

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OneWalk: Today’s Bible Verse, Reading and Prayer

February 18, 2018

Today’s verse

Psalm 68:5-6 NLT
[5] Father to the fatherless, defender of widows- this is God, whose dwelling is holy. [6] God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Today’s reading
Luke 9
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+9&version=NLT

Luke 9:20 NLT
[20] Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Peter replied, "You are the Messiah sent from God!"

Luke 9:48 NLT
[48] Then he said to them, "Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest."

Today’s worship song

Fear is a Liar
Zach Williams – Chain Breaker
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fear-is-a-liar/1282111719?i=1282112393

Today’s prayer
Dear Lord God, Abba Father, in Jesus name through the Holy Spirt I humbly come to you with a grateful heart. For Your mercy and grace have blessed me beyond measure. As today’s verse states, You are a… ‘Father to the fatherless, defender of widows. You place the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.’ O that You would bless those lost, hurting and lonely. Heal those overwhelmed by the world under the sun, worried about tomorrow, buried in their anxieties of those things they cannot control. Separated from You through fear by the liar. Help them change the one thing they can control. What they hold on to. Breaking those chains that bind them, and the lies of the liar with the truth of Jesus. Take their hand, lift them up and hold them close. This I ask in Jesus name. Amen

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