Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Day 37: Love agrees in prayer
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(11/4) Day 37: Love agrees in prayer

If two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father.  -Matthew 18:19

 

TODAY'S MARRIAGE LOVE DARE

Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.

 

TODAY'S ONE ANOTHER LOVE DARE

Talk to your Spiritual mentor about praying with you once a week. Use this time to commit your concerns and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your mentor cannot do this, resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.

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Posted on 11/04/2014 5:00 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Monday, 3 November 2014
November Prayer and Fasting Day 1
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Theme:  PRAYED UP not PREYED ON

The Joy of a Relationship with Jesus Christ

Theme Verse:  Romans 15:13 - Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thought for the three days:  God desires to fill us with Joy by the power of His Holy Spirit.  There is someone who wants to steal that Joy.  When we don't PRAY and submit to God's desire for our lives, satan PREYS on us.  The crazy thing is that we often don't take time to confront the way we are PREYED upon because we are not PRAYED UP.

Day One

PRAY for the Joy of a secure relationship with Jesus through the invitation of the power of His Holy Spirit.  Confront the PREY on your insecurities.

Luke 4:1-3

1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days; and when they had ended, He became hungry. 3 And the devil said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread." 4 And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone.'" 

It was 4:00 a.m. and, as a young boy, I was helping my Dad deliver milk from house to house.  In one neighborhood at the end of a driveway that morning was a go-kart waiting to be picked up by the trash man.  I was able to convince Dad to let me become the owner of that go-kart.  You can imagine my excitement.  My Grandpa gave me a small building behind his house to work on it.  Mom, however, did not share the same enthusiasm as I did.  One day, instead of doing my chores, she caught me working on the engine and, with a very frustrated voice, she belted out, "That thing will never run again!"  While those words motivated me to finish the go-kart, they also became a stuck record in my mind.  Years went by and I continued thinking that acceptance and love came through the need to prove myself by what I do, not who I am.  This insecurity became the way I functioned and even began to make me think that is who I really am.  The more the insecurity grew, the harder I worked to prove it true so I could meet my own expectations that I had accepted as an 11-year-old boy.  After 16 years of being PREYED ON, I submitted my life to God and invited the Holy Spirit into my life.  As I began to be PRAYED UP, God began to confront me with the insecurities of that stuck recording that I had gotten so used to that I did not even think about it; I would just act on it.

JESUS, TRANSFORM MY THINKING

Jesus was in the wilderness hungry and likely very weak.  His physical body desired something to eat.  But being PRAYED UP, Jesus heard the right words from God as a recording in His head and immediately said, Satan, you are not able to PREY ON me.  I do not live or exist because of my physical body but because of my Spirit, which is connected to God by the Holy Spirit (paraphrase).  Satan PREYS ON us by identifying our natural desires in the now.  My insecurities have a root in the protection of myself "in the now," and so I try to protect the natural.  When I let Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit, confront my insecurities, I am able to have Joy in the now because I have hope in the eternal, and Jesus is my security in the now.

Prayer

Lord, today I give you permission to confront my insecurities and, yes, that even includes your choice to let others around me reveal them to me.  I repent for those thoughts and actions that are being PREYED ON, and I choose today to repent and ask You for forgiveness.  I submit to You and invite the Holy Spirit to come in my heart and mind today.  I choose today and every day to change my daily status from PREYED ON to PRAYED UP.  Thank you, God, for Joy today.

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Posted on 11/03/2014 2:00 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Monday, 3 November 2014
Day 36: Love is God's Word
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(11/3) Day 36: Love is God's Word

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. -Psalm 119:105

 

TODAY'S MARRIAGE LOVE DARE

Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily Bible reading with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to the Bible and start building your life around what it says.

 

TODAY'S ONE ANOTHER LOVE DARE

Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that will give you some guidance. See if your Spiritual mentor, will hold you accountable to reading and praying every day. Begin submitting each area of your life to the Bible and start building your life around what it says. 

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Posted on 11/03/2014 5:00 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Sunday, 2 November 2014
Day 35: Love is accountable
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(11/2) Day 35: Love is accountable

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. -Proverbs 15:22 NIV

 

TODAY'S MARRIAGE LOVE DARE

Find a marriage mentor-someone who is a strong Christian and who will be honest and loving with you. If you feel that counseling is needed, then take the first step to set up an appointment. During this process, ask God to direct your decisions and discernment.

 

TODAY'S ONE ANOTHER LOVE DARE

Find a Spiritual mentor-someone who is a strong Christian and who will be honest and loving with you. If you feel that counseling is needed, then take the first step to set up an appointment. During this process, ask God to direct your decisions and discernment. 

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Posted on 11/02/2014 5:00 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Saturday, 1 November 2014
Day 34: Love celebrates godliness
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(11/1) Day 34: Love celebrates godliness

[Love] does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth.

-1 Corinthians 13:6

 

TODAY'S MARRIAGE LOVE DARE

Find a specific, recent example when your spouse demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way. Verbally commend them for this at some point today.

 

TODAY'S ONE ANOTHER LOVE DARE

Find a specific, recent example when someone demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way. Verbally commend them for this at some point today. 

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Posted on 11/01/2014 5:00 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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