Sunday, March 16, 2014

TAKE TIME: March 17-22, 2014 Schedule

Introduction: The Middle East has always been in turmoil but it seems that this was particularly so during the days that followed Isaiah's prophecies. Many nations experienced defeat and destruction at the hands of the Assyrians and the Babylonians, who then experienced defeat and destruction themselves. In the middle of it all are a couple of verses that Isaiah prayed stating that God's everlasting strength was his source of peace even with all the terror around him.

  • Monday - Isaiah 24:1-25:12
  • Tuesday - Isaiah 26:1-27:13
  • Wednesday - Isaiah chapter 28
  • Thursday - Isaiah chapter 29
  • Friday - Isaiah chapter 30
  • Saturday - Isaiah chapter 31:1-32:20
Memory Verse

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God for His everlasting strength that gives peace to those who follow Him.
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.
Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
Putting the Word into Action

Everyone thinks that their lives are tough and that the era in which they live is one of political turmoil. And everyone is right! Such things were prophesied by Jesus Himself for those living in the last days. We have been in the last days ever since Jesus ascended back into Heaven. But like Isaiah, Jesus told us that our hearts should not be troubled because when we believe in God we can have inward peace when there seems to be no peace anywhere else in the world.  This week make a list of the things that worry you. Be honest! (No need to share your list with anyone.) Then pray and confess the sin of worry and ask to deliver you from each one. Pray about them one by one. Since these worries are defeating you it just makes sense to give them to the One who has the ability to do something to defeat them! Keep your mind upon God and whenever those worries rear their ugly heads praise God for His everlasting strength that provides your peace.  Repeat as necessary!

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)