Pray/40—Day 40

Day 40 — Today’s reading: 1 John 3:2 — “Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as he is.”

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Pray/40—Day 39

Day 39 — Formerly, our past may have controlled our present. Now, because we have aligned ourselves with Jesus Christ, our future can have a greater impact than our past, as we experience a new direction and tone for our lives. As often as we can, we should…

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Pray/40—Day 38

Day 38 — Making prayer a daily priority reminds us to thank God for his help. We then become increasingly aware of His activity in our lives. When we are discouraged, we can still come to God in prayer. He will then give us the strength us to…

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Pray/40—Day 37

Day 37 — God’s Word declares that as we forgive the sins of others, we have the confidence that our sins will be forgiven. It is hard to forgive hurts, but when we forgive, we have such peace…

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Pray/40—Day 35

Day 35 — There are principles in the Bible that apply to any problem we might have. If we know what God says about a thing, we can go into battle saying, “God says…” When we stand on “God says…” we are wielding the weapon of faith that God…

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Pray/40—Day 33

Day 33 — “Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.” (Colossians 3:2). Daily, in our own lives, we seem to look down constantly, both literally and figuratively. We focus down on our work, our phones, and the things of this earthly life. If only we would set our minds on things above, and look up more often!

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Pray/40—Day 32

Day 32 — As we claim God’s promises and walk in His power (2 Peter 1:3-4), we will share in God’s nature and receive the ability to think new thoughts and formulate new behavior patterns.

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Pray/40—Day 28

Day 28 — Today’s reading: Romans 5:3-4 — “And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.”

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Pray/40—Day 21

Day 21 — Just as we are reminded elsewhere in the New Testament that we “do all things through Him who strengthens” us (Philippians 4:13) and “The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit; because you can do nothing without Me” (John 15:5), there is no room to boast in what we may perceive as our own accomplishments. For they are truly not our own…

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Pray/40—Day 17

Day 17 — If I were Paul and in prison and knew that my time on earth was almost over, I might be inclined to coast across the finish line…to look back over my life and be okay. Paul didn’t do that. He wasn’t about to limp across the finish line…

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Pray/40—Day 13

Day 13 — We don’t know much about John the Baptist’s early life, but we do know that he grew up and became spiritually strong. We know that he had righteous, blameless, God-fearing parents—Zechariah and Elizabeth—who helped him grow spiritually. It is important to start well.

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Pray/40—Day 12

Day 12 — God had a purpose for Samuel. …so He has one for each of us. Prayer and devotion matter greatly to God. And they can result in growth in stature and favor with the Lord and with men. This, in turn, allows us to shine our light brightly in this world.

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Pray/40—Day 11

Day 11 — We are easily disquieted. The inability to change what we don’t like in any given situation can cause us to be discontent. Our peace of mind is dampened, our smile fades; we are restless and frustrated, and maybe even hurting.

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Pray/40—Day 10

Day 10 — As sons and daughters, God wants us to live in joy, show and be love, be at peace with others, have patience even when we’re tested, show kindness to strangers, walk in goodness, practice faithfulness, speak and live with gentleness, and practice self-control, for these are the fruits of the Spirit of God our Heavenly Father.

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Pray/40—Day 9

Day 9 — So in the light of these promises, we are encouraged to choose to “purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit.” Let it be clear that it is our choice, something we do to become pure in cooperation with Jesus.

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Pray/40—Day 8

Day 8 — Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:20 — “Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.” When it comes to spiritual maturity, we need to grow up from children into adults, understanding the ways of God in His Word, and walking in them.

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Pray/40—Day 7

Day 7 — What we focus on becomes magnified in our lives. We can choose to focus on our problems, what we don’t have, or negative news reports, or we can focus on how great God is and His promises to us!

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Pray/40—Day 6

Day 6 — There is no greater love than our Heavenly Father’s love for us. God sent his son Jesus to redeem this world, and to save us. We are transformed spiritually through God’s love, and our response should be to mature before God and let our love for God flow out to others.

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