Monday, May 18, 2015

TAKE TIME: May 18-23, 2015 Assignment

Introduction:  Zechariah was another prophet that Ezra mentioned as having received a word from the LORD concerning the rebuilding of the temple after the people became discouraged and stopped working. We will read a portion of this book this week.

  • Monday - Zechariah chapter 1
  • Tuesday - Zechariah 2:1-3:10
  • Wednesday -  Zechariah 4:1-5:11
  • Thursday - Zechariah 6:1-7:14
  • Friday - Zechariah chapter 8
  • Saturday - Zechariah 9:1-10:12
Memory Verse

 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.  
Zechariah 9:9

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God for being the Great Encourager. He reveals to us some of the past, present, and the future.
  • 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
The people had faced opposition, become disheartened, and stopped doing what God gave them to do so He sent the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to tell them to get back to work on rebuilding the temple. We often find ourselves in a similar predicament. We are told by God to do a work for Him so we start strong but as soon as we face opposition we become disheartened and we quit. The assignment this week is to identify a work that God gave you to do but that you have stopped doing because you got discouraged. Then get back to work! This is a very personal assignment. There are some things that God told each of us to do, but there are some works that He assigns each of us through the talents and abilities with which He has gifted and equipped us. I wish you well as you identify something and begin anew to do God's work!

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Psalms 19:14 (KJV)