FEBRUARY PRAYER FOCUS
REFRESHING MY RELATIONSHIP WITH ME; Getting To Know ME Again!
To be REFRESHED is to have the power to restore freshness, vitality, energy into a person, place, or thing!
In this year of REFRESHING, not only do we need to REFRESH our relationship with God, we also need to spend sometime REFRESHING and getting to know ourselves again.
"Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not, As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see, All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!" (Lamentations 3:22-24)
Week Two - "He Skilled (Equipped) Me!"
The Lord has Skilled( Equipped), us for the Work, with his Word, to speak His Word, to be great warriors, and to do His Will!
He's Skilled (Equipped) Me for the Work
II Timothy 3:15-17 NKJV
15. and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17. that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
He's Skilled (Equipped) Me with His Word
Jeremiah 1:9-10 NKJV
9. Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”
He's Skilled (Equipped) Me to speak a word
Isaiah 50:4 NKJV
“The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.
He's Skilled (Equipped) Me to be a warrior
Judges 6:12-14 NIV
12. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” 13. “Pardon me, my Lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” 14. The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
He's Skilled (Equipped) Me to do His will
Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV
20. Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21. equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.