20 August: Unconditional Love

Seven hundred years BC an ancient prophet named Hosea staged a reenactment of the world’s greatest love story and – incredibly – it’s a story about us….

READ HOSEA 14  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:

The timeless message to turn back to our Maker greets us this morning like the sharp call of an alarm clock: Return, because our sin is our downfall! [v1]  But accompanied by the action of ‘returning’, the prayer is simple, and it’s the same prayer today: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously.” [v2]The fatherless are finding compassion even today from our Maker, Father God, because our Creator has been offering healing for waywardness for more than 27 centuries. [v3] It’s free, undeserved, unconditional LOVE for anyone who will “return” to Him. [v4]

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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 connect with your loving Father God? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

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 …”

Evening and morning and at noon I will call out to You Lord Most High, and You’ll hear me. [Psalm 55:17]

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

  • The World: The people of Malawi[b]
  • Your Country: Honesty within your government
  • Yourself: Your health
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you Lord that whatever happens around the world, or close to home, You’ll keep me in perfect peace, when my mind is set on You. I am trusting in You. [Isaiah 26:3]

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

Forgive me, Lord. Among other things, I’ve forgotten that Your servant mustn’t be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, and not resentful. [2 Timothy 2:24]

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

Father help me to trust You with all my heart instead of leaning on my own understanding. [Proverbs 3:5]

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

When questioned, tested, tricked, or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Prayer

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” [1 John 1:9]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/mala/owtext.html

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

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