Learning Objective: Learn the 5 accounts in the gospels where faith is linked to peace. Explore the areas in your life that lack peace and renew your faith in Christ. Belief + Faith = Peace
Scriptures: Luke: 7:50, 8:25, 48, Luke 2:29 | Mark 5:34, 2:5 | Matthew 8:13
Lord, you were AMAZED at any expression of pure faith: the centurion, the men who lowered their friend in front of you…I want to amaze you with faith. Help me Holy Spirit…ignite the same kind of faith that stopped Jesus in his tracks and caused him to marvel within my soul so that no matter what out circumstance crosses my path I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God has got my back and that greater is the strength of Christ within me than the circumstance outside of me. My peace will be great as my faith takes the front lines of my perceptions.
Dear God, help us to lean into the power contained in Jesus words. Give us the wisdom to take action in our own lives to bring those words to life in our words, thoughts and behavior. We want to go for the things of heaven and hear our name before the angels of heaven declared when we stand before you.
Learning Objective: Learn and declare over your life specific scriptures that offer sacred truths that you can know for sure and can put our confidence in today.
Scriptures: John 10:10 | Matthew 5:43-45 | Luke 6:36-38 | 1 John 1:8-9 | Romans 10:8 | Galatians 6:6-8 | Romans 8:29 | Isaiah 41:10 | Philippians 4:6-7 | Deuteronomy 31:6 | Isaiah 51:4-6 | Jeremiah 29:11 | Revelations 22:11-13
Dear God, reveal to us truth. Help us to follow your lead to overcome the devil’s plans and schemes. YOU have come that we might have life and have it to the FULL. We open ourselves up to your wisdom, guidance and Holy Word as we seek to know for sure what is truth in our lives…lead us on.
Holy Spirit I give you permission to reboot my faith and focus today. I’ve been hijacked by my emotions, spilled out of myself and need your help to restore by focus on Jesus. Help me Lord, I’m sinking…give me the desire and determination to fix my eyes on Jesus and set my heart on things above. What I see is temporary and what is unseen is eternal…I want more of your presence within my life…all of it: my mind, will and emotions, I surrender it all to you for God’s glory.
Learning Objective: Investigate specific areas of your life you want to prune for growth in the New Year. Make room to up your game to remain in Christ.
Scriptures: John 15 | 1 John 2:18-25
Dear Lord, reveal to me what areas from the previous year you want me to prune for growth so that I can remain more in you as I begin this New Year. Holy Spirit come into my mind and clarify those behaviors and thoughts that hijack my identity into the world around me. Forgive me for all of those false motives, ugly behavior and defensive actions that ultimately results in my own stress and anxiety. I want to experience the joy of the Lord that comes from loving others well and remaining in Christ. Show me what that looks like moving forward.