Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Prayer and Fasting Day 3
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Day Three - Statement of Intent - Purified By The Holy Spirit

Read Matthew 7:1-7

Scripture for the day

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces."

"To him who knocks it shall be opened." "knock, and it shall be opened to you"

Today I am sending you this challenge that I pray will encourage you to seek God in every part of your life. A difficult thing for us to accept is that God's promises come with difficult choices. This scripture is no different. We all want to ask, seek and knock yet so often we skip right by the verses just before where God says we need to compare our thoughts and motives to Him and not others. So today before thinking you have God open a door implement a purifying statement of intent.

Are you ready for God to open some doors for you in your life? Jesus says something very important in this verse. It is time for us to begin to see the Jesus that resides in us. This is not a thing of pride but a thing of humble blessing. To love and serve God is the greatest joy ever in this life. What happens is we gain freedom and understanding when we stop judging others and stop finding faults in others. (From Day One and Two) The challenge is that it lasts for a couple of days and then we find ourselves going right back to doing it all over again.

STOP - PRAY

As you are praying today take time to stop and ask God to reveal to you who He really is. He is loving, He is freedom, He is joy. He wants you to remember you are His love. You see when we go back to the old way of doing things it is like throwing His love away. Today find a church which has people who really love God and want the very best God has to offer through Jesus Christ. Then become passionate about your relationship with God and others. Seek God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill your soul and you will be amazed at the doors God will open for you. Not what you want but what he wants as you live your best for Him. A purifying intent would look something like this.

Lord thanks for forgiving me and I desire to live to serve you by serving others. I ask you today to fill me with your Holy Spirit. I give the holy Spirit permission to change my mind, my will and my emotions to help me see others the way you see them.

I am praying for you today

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Posted on 12/10/2014 4:38 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Prayer and Fasting Day 2
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Day Two - Statement of Intent - Lord Find My Log

Read Matthew 7:1-7

Scripture for the day

"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." "seek, and you shall find" "he who seeks finds"

Today I am sending you this challenge that I pray will encourage you to seek God in every part of your life. A difficult thing for us to accept is that God's promises come with difficult choices. This scripture is no different. We all want to ask, seek and knock yet so often we skip right by the verses just before where God says we need to compare our thoughts and motives to Him and not others. So today before thinking you can seek God implement a no log statement of intent.

Finding the faults or specks in others is one or our greatest hindrances to seeking the will of God for our lives. We seem to be able to pick out every miss step, every word and action of others without even thinking about what I am doing or saying. We then go to God and try to seek His will for our lives and we wonder why we cannot hear from Him.

STOP - PRAY

As you are praying today simply ask God to reveal the logs which are in your eyes. Your eyes are the Spiritual pathway into your soul which is your mind, will and emotions. A log in the natural when in a body of water gets caught on all kinds of things on the shore and restricts the flow of water. So it goes with us When we judge others or find their faults and ignore our own we restrict the flow of the holy Spirit in our lives. Ask God to come and clear the pathway so the flow of His Holy Spirit can enter you and transform your mind, will and emotions. A logging intent would look something like this.

"Lord I repent for looking for specks in others please forgive me. Show me the logs I have and remove the fear of change in me that is restricting your Holy Spirit in my life. Thanks for your freedom to see others as you see them as I seek you for their best."

I am praying for you today

 

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Posted on 12/09/2014 4:37 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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Monday, 8 December 2014
Prayer and Fasting Day 1
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Fasting and Prayer for December 2014

Building a No Compromise Policy

Matthew 7:1-7

Key Verse - "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened." Matthew 7:7.8 NASB

A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

It is amazing to me how blessings from God flow into our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit when we are willing to look and compare ourselves to God's standards and not others.

Day One - Statement of Intent - I Will Not Judge

Read Matthew 7:1-7

Scripture for the day

"Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you."

"Ask, and it shall be given to you For everyone who asks receives"

Today I am sending you this challenge, that I pray will encourage you to seek God in every part of your life. A difficult thing for us to accept is that God's promises come with difficult choices. This scripture is no different. We all want to ask, seek and knock yet so often we skip right by the verses just before where God says we need to compare our thoughts and motives to Him and not others. So today before thinking you can ask God implement a no Judge statement of intent.

Comparing myself to others is the quickest compromise we can have which can hinder our Spiritual growth. It does not matter whether we compare up or compare down. When I compare down I beat myself up with my thoughts and emotions to the point I can never match the Spirituality of the person I am comparing myself to. When I compare up pride rolls into my thoughts and emotions that I am better then or more mature than the person I am comparing myself to. Both patterns of thoughts are self destructive and quickly turn into the judging of another. We then wonder why we ask God for something and then we wonder why God did not give us what we asked for or why He is not speaking to us.

STOP - PRAY

As you are praying ask God about all the relationships you have today. Spouse, parents, children, co-workers, teacher, student. Pray that God will reveal to you places in these relationships where you are judging them. Tell God you are sorry for judging them and ask God for forgiveness. Thank God for forgiving you and ask Him to give you a new statement of intent in your relationships. Write it down and keep it with you to refer to during each day. You could write something like this.

Lord I am asking you to quickly remind me when I am judging someone.  Show me the fear you want me to overcome to love that person the way you love them. Thank you Lord for your freedom to love others.

I am praying for you today

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Posted on 12/08/2014 7:35 AM by Pastor Dan Bergey
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