Begin your time with God in prayer:
Praise God for who He is. Confess any sin so that nothing blocks your fellowship with Him. Ask God to use the Spirit and the Word to transform your life. Yield your will to God’s will.
Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart:
Read Revelation 3:7-13
How does Jesus describe Himself in verse 7?
How did Jesus affirm the church in verse 8?
What will be the outcome of those who belong to Satan (vs. 9)?
Revelation 3:10-11 Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
God promises a great reward to those who faithfully keep God’s Word. That’s why it is so important to read or listen to the Word of God each day. As you do, you will be reminded of what God wants you to do and the Holy Spirit can remind you of it during the day.
Apply God’s Word to your life:
· Evaluate how diligent you are at reading and keeping God’s Word.
· How is the Holy Spirit leading you to modify your current routine?
· In verse 11, Jesus says that He is coming soon. Are you ready?
· Start your day by focusing on Jesus, reading His Word, and living in light of eternity.
Jesus, I praise You that You are holy and true. Forgive me for the times I deliberately ignore Your Word. Help me to keep your Word and never deny Your Name. I look forward to Your return. Help me to live every day with my mind focused on You. Amen.
Related verses to meditate on:
John 14:21: "Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."
James 1:2-4: "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
Hebrews 12:1-2: "Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."
Posted on Sat, January 9, 2016
by Sunrise Church