SATURDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

  Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on life all around you.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

      God’s Hope in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 11: 1-15

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

SUNDAY 

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – Talk with God about church and worship today at WLCF.

·         Petition – Ask God to help you worship Him today.

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 12: 1-25

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close –  with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Youth Time Alone with God

When love is generated from the inside, it solves all kinds of problems. The fruit of the Spirit is love—as well as joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5: 22, 23). Why do we preach so much? Because we want to build love and these other things in the Christians. But if love were growing as it should, we wouldn’t need so many sermons. Love is not one of the elements of the Christian life—it is the element. Love is the life itself.

       Some people fool themselves by seeking the Spirit’s gifts instead of His fruit. Even though we appreciate the gifts, we must be careful where we put the emphasis. Jesus never said “You will know them by their gifts.” He said, “You will know them by their fruits” (\Matthew 7: 20).

       Gifts do not indicate spirituality, because gifts on a person are like gifts on a Christmas tree. In a crowded city like Buenos Aires, we do not have many trees. Most of our Christmas trees are artificial creations of wire and cable and green paper. But we fix them nicely. We buy them for two or three dollars and hang watches and rings and other gifts on them. They look very nice, even though they’re not natural trees.

       But when you step outside on December 26, all the Christmas trees are in the garbage. They may have carried expensive Omega watches yesterday, but today they are in the garbage. So you can’t say much about the tree on the basis of its gifts. The gifts do not indicate what kind of tree it is.

       As a Pentecostal minister, it’s hard for me to say that. But it’s the truth nevertheless, and the Holy Spirit wants us to face it. When you go hunting for deer or some other animal, you aim your rifle at the head, not the tail. Because if you hit him in the head, the whole animal will be yours.

       In seeking the infilling of the Holy Spirit, the head is the fruit of the Spirit, and the tail is tongues. Many of us have hit the tail, but the animal keep running. If we had hit the head, we would have had the tail and all.

Juan Carlos Ortiz, Disciple, p. 43-45 (1975)

Sunday, July 16, 2017                                                                                                                                                            

DAILY TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

Be sure to practice – A Day of Sabbath (Rest).

 

MONDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on those who need salvation.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      Your Purity before God.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 11: 1-8

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

TUESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on the need to grow and become like Jesus.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Presence of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 11: 9-15

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

WEDNESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on those who need healing.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Passion of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 12: 1-8

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

THURSDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on the missionaries all over the world – Monica Padilla Trueman, Colorado Christian Services.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Power of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 12: 9-18

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

FRIDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on giving thanks for Creation.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      God’s Freedom in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 12: 19-25

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.