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 5: 1-12

·         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 6: 1-21

·         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

It goes on to describe how this liberty from systems of merit expresses itself in our duty to ourselves, our neighbor and our God. It is freedom not to indulge the flesh, but to control the flesh; freedom not to exploit our neighbor, but to serve our neighbor; freedom not to disregard the law, but to fulfil the law. Every one who has been truly set free by Jesus Christ expresses his liberty in these three ways, first in self-control, next in loving service of his neighbor, and thirdly in obedience to the law of his God.

       This is the freedom with which ‘Christ has set us free’ (verse 1) and to which we ‘were called’ (verse 13). We are to stand firm in it, neither relapsing into slavery on the one hand, nor falling into licence on the other.

John Stott, Only One Way, p. 143f

       We are certain that according to the Christian revelation God is agape. Jesus Christ incarnate agape. He also made agape the first and second commandments. Paul, Peter, and John made agape supreme; the cross, which is the center of that revelation, is a revelation of agape: the first fruit of the Spirit of love. There is nothing more certain than that agape love is at the center of the Christian faith. If love turns out not to be central in life, then Christianity turns out marginal.

       The question then arises, Is love central in us? In the very make up of our being? Are we made by love for love, and can we live without it? Is the demand for love not merely written in the Scriptures, but is that same demand written in us? Do the texts of Scripture and the textures of our lives speak the same thing? And is that same thing a demand—an insistent demand—for love? If so, Christianity and the inmost basic demands of human nature are at cross-purposes, demanding opposite things, then we are in trouble—deep trouble, life trouble. But if they turn out to be the same, then we can be all-our Christians.

       O Father, we need guidance. For if we miss our step here, all life goes wrong with it. So take us by the hand and guide us through the maze of alternate ways and help us to come out at Thy mind. Amen.

AFFIRMATION FOR THE DAY: If agape is in the makeup of my being, then agape will be in my decisions.

E. Stanley Jones, Christian Maturity, p. 152 (1957)

Sunday, June 18, 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 5: 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 5: 9-12

·         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 6: 1-9

·         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 6: 10-18

·         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 6: 19-21

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

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