5 Minute Devotional: As easy as reading a Facebook post

Attribute of God:
Job 22:21 states “Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you”.  To agree with God we must know Him and to know Him we must “receive instruction from His mouth” (Job 22:22)
Book of the Bible
Old:  Read Genesis 1  Things God did:  created, said, saw, separated, called, made, set, blessed and proclaimed that everything He did was very good.
New:  Read Matthew 1:1-17 The genealogy of Jesus Christ.  From Abraham to Joseph, 14 generations, From David to deportation to Babylon, 14 generations, and from deportation to Babylon to Christ, 14 generations.
Examine Yourself (can be helpful to journal this section and keep for reference; some things take a long time to change)
What are you struggling with?
Making a God focused change:
What needs to change?  (does Scripture back this up?)
What is God’s part?
What is the responsibility of others?
What can you do? (put off/put on)  Read Ephesians 4:22-23  Stop what and instead start?
Prayer
Say an actual prayer.  Don’t just tell people you prayed.
Could go something like this:
  • Based on what I know about you today I…..
  • According to your word…….
  • I struggle with…..
  • I trust you to
  • I pray others will
  • I commit to……..
  • Forgive me when……..help me put off the old and put on the new.
  • Open the Scripture to me and awaken them in my heart.
Intercession: 
I pray for…..
Thankfulness:  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to know you.
You did it!  Have a blessed day.  Come back to this as needed.
Marcy Pedersen

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