Jan 14

Daniel Fast Devotion- Day 13

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 12:32 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

We Are the Created
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Day 13

 

Read: Isaiah 64:8

 

Key Verse: 8

8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.Isaiah 64:8 (NKJV)

 

Key Words:

v.8-God is our Creator

 

Thought:

An elderly grandfather who was very wealthy realized that he was going deaf; so, he purchased a hearing aid. Two weeks later he stopped at the store where he had bought it and told the manager he could now pick up conversation quite easily, even in the next room. “Your relatives must be happy to know that you can hear so well,” said the proprietor. “Oh, I haven’t told them yet. I’ve just be listening and I’ve changed my will twice!” God is not like a dear old grandfather who hears only when we speak clearly or just directly to Him. He always hears us and because of His grace His attitude does not change toward us! But if God were like that grandfather—and if His attitude toward us were changeable—how would your conversations of the past week have affected His attitude toward you? (Green, 2000, p. 171).

 

Prayer:

Ask God to bridle your tongue, help you to control your thoughts, and to give you a loving heart.

 

Questions:

1.  Have you let Jesus Christ have dominion over every aspect of your life? Why or why not?

2.  If God were human and changeable, how would your conversations of the past week have affected His attitude toward you?



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Jan 14

Daniel Fast Devotion- Day 12

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 12:24 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Modeling Christ is Blind Faith
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Day 12

Read: Luke 9:23-24

 

Key Verses: 23-24

23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” –

Luke 9:23-24 (NKJV) 

Key Words:

v.23-the instructions

 

Thought:

At a burning building in New York City’s Harlem, a blind girl was perched on the fourth-floor window. The firemen had become desperate. They couldn’t get her to jump into a net, which she, of course, couldn’t see. Finally, her father arrived and shouted through the bull horn that there was a net and that she was to jump on his command. The girl jumped and was so completely relaxed that she did not break a bone or even strain a muscle in the four-story fall.  Because she trusted her father completely, when she heard her father’s voice she did what he said was best (Green, 2000, p. 135).

 

Prayer:

Pray to God to give you child-like faith so that as you pick up your cross daily to follow Christ, you will be obedient to Him as He is to our Father.

 

Questions:

1. What steps can you take to trust God to resolve whatever difficult circumstances you face right now?

 

2. What can you do to become a stronger and more courageous Christian?

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Jan 14

Daniel Fast Devotion- Day 11

Posted on January 14, 2018 at 12:12 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Humble Ourselves Before God
Monday, January 15, 2018
Day 11


Read: 1 Peter 5:6-9

 

Key Verses: 6-9

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:6-9 (NKJV)

 

Key Words:

v.5-Humility and v. 8 vigilance.  

 

Thought:

There is an old ditty that goes:“It needs more skill than I can tell/To play the second fiddle well.” In a similar vein, Leonard Bernstein was once asked which instrument was the most difficult to play. He thought for a moment and then replied,, “The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm—that’s a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no Harmony,” (Green, 2000, p. 198).

 

Prayer:

Pray to God asking that the Holy Spirit reveal and develop your gifts, so they will complement and edify the people of God, no matter how small you may think your gifts are.

 

Question:

1. What are some things you can do, or not do, to make prayer more of a central pillar in your life?

 

2. How can you utilize your spiritual gift(s) to edify the body of Christ?



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