LET ME HAVE A HEART OF PRAISE Ps 103:1
RISING WITH THE MORNING LIGHT Ps 59:16
What gives me a heart of praise?
Understanding grace Lk 7:47 and repentance Ro 2:4
What statement does praise make each morning?
By beginning my day with praise it affirms that God is my priority in life. Ex 20:3
The first thought when I wake up each morning should be one of thankfulness, that I am a child of God and gratefulness for the Father’s wonderful plan of salvation. Specifically, that Jesus died to give me spiritual life and that the Holy Spirit renews my mind daily to the things of God.
|AND LET ME WALK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
THRU MY DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT
|Why is it important to walk righteously?
It witnesses to the world that the Gospel has changed my character. 1 Jn 2:6; Eph 5:15,16
If I am truly thankful and grateful for God’s love that He has poured out, then I will heed Jesus’ words and keep His commandments.
|ALWAYS LISTENING TO YOUR TRUTH Jn 8:31,32
AND CHERISH IT IN MY HEART Dt 11:18
|What does “how you listen” mean? Lk 10:39; Lk 8:18
I must put into practice what I hear. Mt 7:24; Mt 7:26; Jas 1:22
God’s truth never changes and His Word will accomplish what He desires. Isa 55:11.
|LOVING WORDS OF WISDOM LORD Ps 119:97; 1 Co 2:13.
IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO START
|How does the world’s wisdom differ from God’s wisdom?
The world’s wisdom results in evil fruit whereas God’s wisdom bears good fruit. Jas 3:15,16,17
If I want to have a successful, blessed day I must begin with God’s wisdom.
Just as God sent fresh manna to the Israelites each morning Ex 16:21. He will give me fresh truth each morning to help me grow to maturity and not to remain stagnant in my knowledge of Him. Ex 16:19, 20.
|I WANT TO DANCE WITH JOY 2 Sa 6:14
BEFORE THE LORD MOST HIGH
WITH A HEART OF PRAISE Ps 86:12
FOR YOU MY ADONAI
|David was a man after God’s heart 1 Sa 13:14
God loved his passion and I can show God this same type of love for Him by being joyful and grateful regardless of my circumstances.
|ADONAI: a Divine name, translated “Lord,” and signifying, from its derivation, “sovereignty.” Its vowels are found in the Massoretic Text with the unpronounceable tetragrammaton ” YHWH “; and when the Hebrew reader came to these letters, he always substituted in pronunciation the word ” ‘adhonay.” Its vowels combined with the tetragrammaton form the word “Yahweh (Yahweh).”
LET ME BE IN MINDFUL PRAYER 1 Th 5:17
THROUGHOUT MY BUSY DAY
|Why is it important to talk with God throughout my day?
All loving relationships are built on intimacy, both quantity and quality time. Lk 6:12
Intimacy with God needs to be displayed throughout our day. How wonderful would my marriage be if I only spent a few minutes daily with my spouse?
|TO INTERCEDE FOR OTHERS LORD 1 Ti 2:1
AND HELP ME KNOW JUST WHAT TO PRAY
|How do I, when I am uncertain, determine God’s will?
Ask the Holy Spirit to intercede to the Father for me. Ro 8:26
Jesus said that whatever I did for the least, I have done it to Him Mt 25:40. Therefore, I need to constantly know God’s will, so I will ask the Spirit for guidance whenever the circumstances are not clear.
|LET ME HAVE A HEART THAT GIVES
MUCH MORE THAN WHAT IT TAKES Ac 20:35
|Can will power bring about Jesus’ heart?
No, only dying to self and allowing Christ to direct me will bring about Jesus’ heart. Gal 2:20
If Christ is living in me, then His heart will be my heart and my desire will be to give rather than to receive.
|LET ME SHOW LOVE ALWAYS LORD
AND LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES
|What does the Holy Spirit generally use to show me my sin or failure?
The Spirit will generally use His Word to reveal my sin or error. 2 Ti 3:16
Although Christ has forgiven all my sins, I will still sin and make mistakes but it is God’s Word that can guide me when I have failed and help me not to repeat the same sin or mistake again.
GIVE ME COURAGE AND CONVICTION LORD
THE PURIFYING KIND Mal 3:3
|Why is it important that my motives are pure when I am serving God?
I cannot serve God and myself at the same time. If this is the case, then I will want to accomplish my fleshly goals and if I do not, then I will despise that I had to serve God. Mt 6:24
It takes courage to stand for the truth as Jesus reminds his followers that if they hated Him, they will also hate His disciples Jn 15:18. “The purifying kind” is the kind of faith that discards the approval of the world and proclaims God and His truth regardless of the ramifications from the world.
|LET ME BLOOM LIKE A FRAGRANT ROSE SS 4:16; SS 2:1
UPON YOUR LIVING VINE Jn 15:5
|When is the fragrant smell from a flower the strongest?
When it is crushed. Isa 53:5
I can bear much fruit if I allow Christ to live His life through me. Dying to self is how I can bloom like a fragrant rose. 2 Co 2:15,16
|LORD THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT YOU GAVE
YOUR ONE AND ONLY SON
|Can I receive this gift through my good works? Jn 3:16
No, only by believing and trusting in Jesus. Ro 10:11
This is the key for my love of Christ 1 Jn 4:19 that He loved me when yet I was still dead in my sins. Col 2:13
|HE GAVE ME LIFE THROUGH HIS SACRIFICE 1 Pe 2:24
HALLELUJAH THE BATTLE’S WON Heb 2:14,15
|There is nothing Satan can do to change my future destination so I will walk in truth and battle on for Christ.
|I WANT TO DANCE WITH JOY
|Because of Christ’s sacrifice, I rejoice always!