04 June: The Book of LIFE

Today’s chapter gives us a clue how even the names of common people aren’t forgotten when both the Author and His Book transcend time…

READ 1 Kings 4  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

With seven billion people on earth, you may wonder how can The Creator know you by name? Has He any idea at all of what you’re going through – no matter how big or small? Well, everyone created in God’s image has their names written into His book of LIFE and the clue to be sure is in God’s conversation to Moses, and nothing’s changed in the centuries between Moses and Solomon…

“Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.”[a]

Made in His likeness, we’re all predestined for LIFE in His Name. That being so, God is not just interested in the plight of unknown people in everyday life, He’s actually intimately aware of our story. Today’s chapter shows that He’s followed humanity in great detail down to the record of names (and their father’s names – so that no one will mistake which people are being talked about), their roles at the time, words of private prayers and conversations. This tells me that nothing is hidden from His sight. He knows me and He doesn’t miss a thing…

Read More? …CLICK on “04 June – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly to the God who knows you by name? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]

THE LORD’S PRAYER: 

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I’ll sing to You Lord, for You are highly exalted! You’re my strength and song for You have become my salvation. You’ll bring me and plant me in the mountain of Your inheritance – the place, O Lord, which You have made for Your dwelling; the sanctuary, O Lord, that Your hands have established. You, Lord, shall reign forever and ever. [Exodus 15:1,2,17&18]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for Gibraltar[c] and Greece[d]
  • Your Country: The hospitalised and in Care Homes
  • Yourself: Your extended family
  • Your concerns for today
This is the confidence that I have before You Lord, that, if I ask anything according to Your will, You hear me. [1 John 5:14]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

If You delighted in sacrifice, I would give it, Lord. But You’re not pleased with burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit – the obedience of a broken and a contrite heart is what You’ll never turn away. [Psalm 51:16-17]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Father God, You will keep me firm to the end, so that I’ll be blameless on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. For You are my faithful God who has called me into fellowship with Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. [1 Corinthians 1:8-9]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[e] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Using our Gifting

“The things you have heard me say, in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” [2 Timothy 2:2]

[a] Exodus 32:33

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/gibr/owtext.html

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/gree/owtext.html

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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