Draw the Circle -- Day 11 First-Class Noticer
27 September 2013
Draw the Circle -- Day 11 First-Class Noticer
26 September 2013
Have you ever read the devotional "Jesus Calling"? Well, here you go! It goes so well with the Draw the Circle book and the prayer the Squad prayed today!
Oh how I wish sleep would come to my eyes! So I leave you with today's devotion from the Jesus Calling book:
Come to Me and listen! Attune yourself to My voice, and receive My richest blessings. Marvel at the wonder of communing with the Creator of the universe while sitting in the comfort of your home. Kings who reign on earth tend to make themselves inaccessible; ordinary people almost never gain an audience with them. Even dignitaries must plow through red tape and protocol in order to speak with royalty.
Though I am King of the universe, I am totally accessible to you. I am with you wherever you are. Nothing can separate you from My Presence! When I cried out from the cross, “It is finished!” the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. This opened the way for you to meet Me face to Face, with no need of protocol or priests. I, the King of kings, am your constant Companion.
The Sovereign Lord has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split.
25 September 2013
Today's prayer will have 3 blanks for 3 different names. Of course you can pray for as many as you like! Think of 1 lost person, 1 person who is good at posing a Christian walk (or a person who is "on the fence"), 1 person who is saved. When you reach that part of the prayer, this will make more sense!
Dear Jesus, You are the true Circle Maker! You, the Word of God, spoke the planets in to orbit around the sun! You have circled us from the moment You decided to create us!
Thank You for circling me! Thank You for never giving up on me!
Jesus, forgive me for telling You how to save people, when to save people, and for becoming frustrated with You when You don't do it my way! Help me to remember four things: 1) You are in control 2) You gave each of us free will to choose right from wrong AND to choose You or not 3) It's my job to pray to You for as long as it takes 4) It's the Holy Spirit's job to work on and within people. (I'm sure there is more Jesus needs to help me remember!)
Jesus, people matter to You! The lost matter to You! The posers matter to You! Even those who are safe in the sheep pin matter to You! Jesus, may we not give upon ___, ____, and ____! You love sinner, poser, and saint all the exact same! We are each made in Your image and its not Your desire for anyone of us to perish! In Your name, we lift up ___, ___, and ___. We pray God's will be done in their lives. Amen
Read Draw the Circle days 6 & 7
20 September 2013
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LordAlmighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God.
7 Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it.
Let him declare and lay out before me
what has happened since I established my ancient people,
and what is yet to come—
yes, let them foretell what will come.
8 Do not tremble, do not be afraid.
Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago?
You are my witnesses. Is there any Godbesides me?
No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”
19 September 2013
Father, help me remember as we pray for ____ that You always seem to arrive four days late. First, You gave ____ free will to choose; it takes time and love to bring a person around to giving up this gift. Second, its all about what You are doing within each of us! Teaching us persistence, keep praying, never give up on ____! Even after he/she is safe in Your grip, we are to continue praying!
Thank You, LORD, for what You are teaching us! We pray for Your plan to be done in Your timing and in Your way! Amen
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
and Day 4 in Draw the Circle
18 September 2013
Lord, we continue to circle ___ in prayer. As wolves circle their prey, we will circle ____. We are hungry to see ___ living a life consecrated to You, Lord Jesus! Hear our hearts' cry! We trust ___ into Your merciful hands. Lord Jesus, by Your power and authority we pray God's will be done in ____'s life and in our lives. Amen
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
8 They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?
They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
9 Their measure is longer than the earth
and wider than the sea.
17 September 2013
Father, forgive me. Forgive me for doubting Your ability to keep my life in orbit. I already trust You for the big things, I need to trust You for the "little" things. You, the Sovereign One, cares about every minute of my life!
Thank You, LORD, for choreographing my life! You have established every step I'll take! Grant it I have tried "my own" steps causing a mess of things. Thank You for Your patience with me! Thank You for Your grace!
Father, in the name of Jesus, we pray for strength to continue circling ____ in prayer. Compose ___'s life into a beautiful musical score who sings to You! You are the writer of ____'s story, may he/she be the beautiful story of Your amazing love! Most Supreme LORD, we pray Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus name, Amen.
Day 2 in Draw the Circle
16 September 2013
13 September 2013
Lord, be my refuge. May I trust You completely! I pray the moment things turn against me that instead of being over come with panic fear that I'll crawl on Your lap and say "nana-a-boo-boo u can't get to me!"
Jesus, even though I am human and will be afraid, because You have given me access to the Father, fear cannot control me! Thank You for giving this poor gal access to the Almighty, Most High! I am safe in the arms of God! Thank You, Jesus!
Jesus, ALL who trust You will be safe! Jesus, we pray ___ will make You his/her dwelling; that he/she will live in You! We pray ___ will trust You and when troubles come his/her way ____ will know exactly what to do! May each of know what to do ... Cry out to You!
Jesus, I think of each of my sisters and brothers right now, especially the ones in places where speaking Your name is a crime. My troubles are small compared to their's! Father, we pray for their protection now! Be with them through their persecution. Help them to hold fast to You! We pray Your will be done in us today! Amen
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says theLord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
12 September 2013
Jesus, help me keep my focus on You! Remind me of what You endured on the cross. Your life was very interrupted for me! Remind me so I do not grow wear and loose heart. Help me not to become blinded by the troubles around me!
Jesus, thank You for hearing this poor girl's cry for help! I was in despair and You reached out and grabbed me! You delivered me from drowning!
Lord Jesus, we bring to You today _____. May ___ keep his/her tongue from evil and his/her lips from speaking lies. We pray ___ will do what is right and good, that he/she will seek peace and pursue You! We pray Your will be done today in our lives. Amen
MSG: I’m God, your God, the very God who rescued you from doom in Egypt, Then fed you all you could eat, filled your hungry stomachs.
NCV: I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Open your mouth and I will feed you.
LB: For it was I, Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Only test me! Open your mouth wide and see if I won’t fill it. You will receive every blessing you can use!
11 September 2013
for those who fear him lack nothing.
how good God is.Blessed are you who run to him.Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.
for those who fear him will have all they need.
10 September 2013
Thanks be to You, God, for Your indescribable gift! Your love for me is AMAZING!
Jesus, we join with each other in bringing ___ to the Father. We pray we will be living proof of Your faithfulness. May ___ see You at work in our lives and know You desire to be his/her God too! In You ____ can trust and won't every be disappointed! We pray in Your name .. Amen
(NIV) 4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
they trusted, and you saved them.
5 They called to you for help
and were rescued.
They trusted you
and were not disappointed.
2 Corinthians 9:15
09 September 2013
Father, I can't do this life on my own! Pour out Your strength in me! Give me what I need to face today! Help me to trust You with all my burdens!
Jesus, thank You for (name a sister in Christ, from anytime in your life). She is a blessing! She's much more courageous than she gives herself credit for. Her faith is an inspiration to me! Thank You for bringing her into my life!
(NIV)17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
20 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemies,
from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
19 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress,
but the Lord supported me.
20 He led me to a place of safety;
he rescued me because he delights in me.
06 September 2013
for you are my God.
You do such wonderful things!
You planned them long ago,
and now you have accomplished them.
Matthew 5:48 (NLT)
05 September 2013
LORD, bend me to Your desire. Fill me Holy Spirit with the desire to please God and God alone! No one signs my "to do list" but You!