Begin your time with God in prayer.
Begin your time with praise to God. Confess any sin that might be hindering your relationship with Him. Ask God to give you spiritual understanding as you spend time in His Word.
Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart.
"1 And when he (Jesus) returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:1-5
What was Jesus doing at home (2)?
How did the paralytic get to Jesus (3)?
What happened when Jesus saw him (5)?
Like these four men who brought their friend to Jesus, we need to pray for our friends and loved ones and seek to bring them to Jesus.
Apply God’s Word to your life.
· Pray for the people on your Pray for 10 list.
· Who can you invite to church where they can hear the Gospel?
· To whom can you talk to about Jesus? (Remember, trust God’s power in you to do this.)
Father, thank you for sending Jesus to save us from our sins. I confess that I don’t do as much as I could to help people come to Jesus. Give me the courage and boldness to help my friends and family come to Jesus. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on.
"Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison, that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak." Colossians 4:2-4
"I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ." Philemon 4-6
Posted on Fri, January 30, 2015
by Sam Petitfils