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Monday, March 12, 2012

Dig In

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MY PRAYER: Lord God, my prayer has always been for this blog to bless others; that You would use me and this blog to encourage, bless and inspire men and women around the world to know you on a deeper level. Today, Jesus, I’m going to start digging deeper into Who You are and who I am in You. Father, I pray my readers are ready to dig in, too.

REMINDER FROM GOD: Sow for yourself righteousness; reap in mercy, reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with Me (Hosea 10:12).

NOTE TO SELF: Let’s dig in together. Let’s make this blog personal. Let’s take it a step further. Let’s just keep digging in with God.

We are going to dig deeper into God’s Reminders for our everyday lives. We are going to make it personal, and we are going to make it meaningful, effective, and applicable.

The concept will be similar to what it is now, only each day will have a real purpose to “dig in.”

We’ll start on Meditation Monday with a scripture to: write out, memorize, and meditate upon throughout the week. Monday’s scripture will reflect a main theme for the week, and each day we’ll dig deeper into its meaning.

NOTE TO SELF Tuesday will be a devotional much to what you’ve been reading these past couple of months, with this format: My Prayer, Reminder from God, and Note to Self.

Worship Wednesday will be a unique day where I will post two or three videos/songs that coincides with Monday’s scripture. Play them throughout the day and let them sink into your spirit.

On Thoughtful Thursday, we’ll look deeper into Monday’s scripture and break it down. We’ll compare parallel translations, Hebrew/Greek translations (if applicable), and word definitions to better understand what God’s trying to speak to us.

Feature Friday will feature a guest blogger’s thought on the week’s theme. (If you are interested in being a guest blogger, please send me a 500 word writing sample; of if you currently run your own blog, please forward your blog address to me for my review. Please see my page: Contact! My blog generates approximately 80-100 hits per day.)

The week will close on Stand Up SATurday, where we will discuss real life applications to stand up for what we believe in. This is an opportunity to make this blog your personal site to connect not only with God, but others.

I encourage you to participate daily by digging in with comments, suggestions, or reflections on how the scripture(s) affected or changed you. Share how you made the scripture a part of your everyday life!

Are You Ready to Dig In?

Then let’s start. Here is this week’s scripture:

“I’m setting you up as a light for the nations, so that My salvation becomes global.”
(Isaiah 49:6 MSG)

Today, take time to read the entire chapter of Isaiah 49. Reflect upon God’s compassion and His earnest desire to save, heal and restore His children. Highlight, or underline key phrases that describes God’s character. Then circle scriptures that discusses how God will use you. Is there a scripture that jumps out at you, that maybe God is using to speak directly to your heart today? How does it relate to today’s scripture, Isaiah 49:6?


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  2. In the book of Acts we are told that people prayed and miracles took place. Acts 3:1-10. A new ministry was opened 1_48. the body was strengthened in the midst of persecution. 4:23-31. people were filled with the Spirit 8:14-17. They saw visions from God 22:17-18. and even though they were in desperate straits they got direction. 12:5-10. The breath of Kingdom living has always been prayer. When i think of this day of Acts. Something rekindled inside me, and i knew that Jesus was inviting me to a place where that 'first love' with Him could be found again. Such as His followers who experienced Pentecost and those who were part of the early Church's explosive growth were daily at prayer 2:46. The life of power in His disciples today is likewise constantly nourished by prayer. We see over and over in the gospels that Jesus Himself modeled a solid prayer life see Matthew 26:36. Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12;9:28. In fact, Luke records that Jesus 'often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed'. Luke 5:16.


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