Monday, November 07, 2016

From This Day On

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
To God at last I prayed;
thou, Lord, my refuge art,
my portion in the land of life,
 till life itself depart.
 —Psalm 142:5
Suggested tune: Swabia (SM)

 

SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
From this day on I will bless you.
—Haggai 2:19
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
I think as soon as you read that promise, your heart should leap towards it and you would spontaneously say, "Lord, make this the day from which you will begin to bless me in a very special manner!" God's blessing is the richest gift which his creatures can receive. To be deprived of it is their greatest calamity! What is hell? It is the place where God's blessing cannot come. What is heaven? It is the place where God's blessing is constantly enjoyed without admixture. My God, were there a choice between your blessing and heaven, I would sooner choose your blessing and be out of Heaven, than be in Heaven, if such a thing were possible, unblessed by my God. The highest happiness of a creature is to be blessed by its Creator—and the very highest felicity of the child of God is to have his Father's blessing on his head and in his heart!
—Charles Spurgeon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Help me to comprehend your blessing with my mind, O God, but even more, let me feel it in my heart...
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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