Have you felt weak because others have sought to do evil for your promotion? How will you stay clear of the consequences of such actions? Who is your stronghold to fulfill the promises of God? 2Sam 3:22-4:12
Lord, when we feel weak because those around us are quick to react, we turn to You to lead us in the way everlasting.
Lord, we want to stay clear of all wrongdoing as we walk towards fulfillment of Your promise because the One who promised is just and righteous and He desires to lead us in the way everlasting to fulfill the promise.
Have our words widen the gaps between our brothers or sisters? Or have them build bridges between people who cannot see an end to their differences? What prevents us from being bridge-builders? 2 Sam 2:24-28
Lord, forgive us often our insecurities, fear of rejection, or it may be apathy which prevent us from speaking up in a situation to build bridges between people who cannot see an end to their conflicts.
Lord, give us the courage and love for Your people so that our words will not widen the gap between people but build bridges between them.
How do we decide if it is good news or bad news? What if it has to do with something to promote you at the expense of the defeat of God’s people? What does it say about a person who can not only lead an army, but also can lead mourning and fast at the event which leads to the elevation of the person? 2 Sam 1
Lord, may we always carry Your heart to see that the defeat of Your people is our defeat even when it pave the way for our promotion.
Lord, create a right spirit in us to mourn and fast at the defeat of Your people even when the event is crucial to the fulfillment of Your promise in us.
Have we given permission to Jesus to demand anything from us at any given time? What is the expensive thing that we can give Him without Him asking us? What if others consider as a fool for welcoming Jesus like these? Mark 14:1-16
Lord, those who have gifted You with extravagant gifts from Your birth to burial have captured our attention, but everyday we hear You asking us what is it that we can give You today.
Lord, let us be counted among those who have worshipped You with extravagant gifts out of our deep gratitude for making us part of what You are doing in our generation.
How much authority we have given to Jesus in our lives? Does He have the authority to question our priorities? Or will we find excuses or loopholes to disapprove His authority? Mark 11:27-12:12 Dear Lord, many times we have contradicted ourselves by calling You Lord but following our will; forgive us and give us grace to acknowledge You as our Lord and savior.
Dear Lord, even though we call You Lord, give us grace to allow You to be the Lord of our lives, to guide, question, warn and redirect our paths.