21 Days of Prayer, Day 1
Way to go! You’ve decided to take time at the start of this year to invite God to move in your life and through our church. As we kick off this 21 Days of Prayer initiative, let me ask, are you looking ahead to the future with a sense of fear or faith? In Sunday’s message, pastor Lee referenced Hebrews 13:5.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
The Scripture exhorts us to be free from the entanglement of a love of money. Instead we are admonished to be content with what we have. This is good advice. What’s more, the motivation for how we can be content is critical: we are to remember God “will never leave you or forsake you.” Think about that. The reason you can have freedom from lessor things (like the love of money) is that you have faith in the greater things (God is on your side).
Then the writer of Hebrews quotes Psalm 118.
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?
Think about it. What’s the biggest obstacle before you this year? Remember, the Lord is your helper. Is there someone who seems to want to harm you? Someone who “has your number?” Let’s agree with this truth: “the Lord is my helper...what can man do to me?”
Now, it’s worth noting that this letter was originally written to Christians that faced some real problems and persecution. This wasn’t some fluffy stuff about God keeping any harm away. Instead, in the end, you can know that God is good and if He’s on your side you can trust He will work out everything for good within His eternal plans.
- Thanking God for his help, protection, and power in your life.
- Asking God to help you find such satisfaction in Him, that you are content with what you have.
- That God would make your faith in Him the foundation for your fearlessness in life.