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Monday, September 29, 2014

My Prayer For You...September 28, 2014

My prayer for you and me this week...

Holy Spirit, out of God's great love and mercy, be bold and constant in reminding us of these words spoken by the Lord, Jesus Christ...

If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.  For Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me and for the gospel will save it.  What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?    (Mark 8:34-36)

As followers of Jesus Christ our allegiance is being tested.  How many of us choose silence in the public square because our Christian beliefs aren't welcome?  Are we not coerced to keep silent the name of Jesus Christ as Savior by the cultural demands of political correctness while many use His Holy name as a curse word?  Do we ever wonder if we are daily bowing ever so slightly lower to appease the cultural norms of man?

God so loved the World...Jesus died for us while we were yet rebellious, proving God's love for us who were without hope. 
(John 3:16 & Romans 5:8-9)

Increasingly as the day of our Savior's return draws closer, our belief that Jesus is the Son of God and the only Way to God the Father will be challenged with intimidation.  Our reputation may be put on the line, perhaps our ability to transact business, or worse, our very lives may be required.

Lord, Jesus, I (just like Peter) want to believe and declare that I will never deny you before men.  In the flesh, we are weak, but when Your Holy Spirit comes on us, He fills us; we receive power and boldness to proclaim Your Name and the gospel message of salvation in words of love to all who are dying without hope.
(John 18:17 & 25-27, Acts 1:8)

Ah, Sovereign Lord, may we choose today whom we will serve.  May we heed Your words, "Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts."  May we ask to be daily filled with Your Holy Spirit to live in power and boldness overflowing with Joy, Peace and Hope.  Savior, may we who are called by Your Name, daily pledge our allegiance to You and to Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.  (Joshua 24:15, Hebrews 4:7, Psalm 95:7-8, Romans 15:13 and Matthew 6:10)

My prayer for you and me this week...
We will choose today to take up our cross and follow Jesus Christ into eternity; yet while we live and breathe, proclaim with all boldness and love His name ~
Savior, Lamb of God, The Way, The Light of the World, The Lion of Judah, Righteous, Conquering, and Soon Coming King
~ forever and ever, that many will become citizen's of God's Kingdom and joint heirs with His dear Son.  Amen!