The Lord’s Prayer: Week 8 – Friday

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Week 8 – Friday

SCRIPTURE
Isaiah 65:16 NIV “Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the one true God; whoever takes an oath in the land will swear by the one true God. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.”

REFLECT
AMEN – it IS so; so be IT.  We wrap up our prayer with confidence.  Declaring that the words that we’ve just spoken are true and verified and we are in agreement with it.  This is exact, certain, and true  We are saying amen to it ALL → Our Father.  Which art in heaven.  Hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. ← After unpacking this prayer, can you say with confidence AMEN?  Do you understand the depth and meaning behind each clause?  How can you practically apply this prayer into your daily life?

Rebekah wraps up the week, watch this video…

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 8 – Thursday

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Week 8 – Thursday

SCRIPTURE
Revelation 22:13 NIV  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

REFLECT
…For ever and ever.  This will never stop – there is no end to His Kingdom, His Power, His Glory.  Just as there no end with Him, we should never cease to end out growth journey with Him.  There is always more to learn, new truths to discover, further growth to be had.  When we walk with our Father, we embrace Him for eternity.  Can you wrap your arms around this?  Our life with God, with Christ living in our hearts – we are simply beginning – there is no end to our praise.  What an exciting promise we have with Him.  He is for ever and ever – so we must persevere here on earth awaiting our time to reign with Him for ever and ever.  Reflect on for ever?  What are you doing today that has Kingdom impact that will last forever?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 8 – Wednesday

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Week 8 – Wednesday

SCRIPTURE
Psalm 3:3 NIV “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

REFLECT
…AND the Glory.  Thine {Our Father, God} IS the Kingdom – AND the Power – AND the Glory.  Glory is the importance, honor, greatness, praise, majesty.  He alone is worthy to be praised, He alone deserves all our thanksgiving.  He is THE glory.  Are you giving Him all the glory?  Apart from Him, we are nothing.  When we are discouraged, when things seem to not be for us – God is!  In our difficulties and our trials, seek Him.  His greatness.  No matter where you are at this minute, give Him the glory.  Write a gratitude list – see in black and white how He has sustained you.  Praise Him in all things.

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If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 8 – Tuesday

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Week 8 – Tuesday

SCRIPTURE
2 Corinthians 13:4 NIV “For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.”

REFLECT
…AND the Power.  Thine {Our Father, God} IS the Kingdom – AND the Power.  Power is ability, competence, effectiveness, capacity.  God has possession of and control or command over it ALL;  He has ALL authority.  Look for Christ’s power and presence in your life.  Take an inventory, evaluate all areas of your life – where do you see His mighty power?  Where do you see His hand delicately?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 8 – Monday

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Week 8, unpacking — For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen. – watch this video…

 

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Week 8 – Monday

SCRIPTURE
Hebrews 12:28 MSG  “Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire!”

REFLECT
We have got an unshakable, rock-solid Kingdom with our Father.  When we says these words, “Thine is the Kingdom” we are affirming who everything and everyone belongs to.  We are not just saying “a” kingdom, we are saying “the” Kingdom – He is the commander and chief over it all – there is nothing that is out of His reach, out of His control.  Again, we are acknowledging who He is and who we are not.  This is a form of surrender to His will and plan.  Do you accept this?  His reign over it ALL – everything seen and unseen?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 7 – Friday

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Week 7 – Friday

SCRIPTURE
Ephesians 6:18 ESV  “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”

REFLECT
This battle we are fighting is going strong every day that we are on this Earth. We must be active, we must be prayerful, we must be alert. Our enemy is watching, waiting, and anticipating our fatigue. He knows our weaknesses, and he’s not afraid to use them to his advantage. Although the forces of evil sound formidable, they CANNOT win as long as we are wearing the colors of our King. We must seek Him at all times, and pray diligently for our brothers and sisters that they too might be kept and be victorious.  What system or accountability do you have in place to ensure you are moving forward?  Growing? Prepared?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 7 – Thursday

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Week 7 – Thursday

SCRIPTURE
Ephesians 6:16-17 ESV  “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

REFLECT
The ultimatum here is powerful! “In ALL circumstances” – our faith in Christ Jesus, our Lord carries us through everything. It is our shield. It is our protection from all the fiery darts of Satan. We don’t have to receive those darts! We have a FAITH that is anchored in the solid Rock. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and our faith in that fact alone is enough to thwart those darts that are constantly headed our way. Our final pieces of armor, the helmet and the Sword, are like the climax of this Scripture. The Salvation, that is ours in Christ, caps off our entire battle regalia. It is the reason we have strength, grace, and power. Jesus’ work on the cross made all of this possible. Finally, the Sword…you can’t fight a battle without a sword. We have the best, sharpest, most potent sword there ever was. In Hebrews 4:12 we are told, “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” How’s your faith today? Remember this is a daily battle, and it’s never weak to need a recharge. Run to Him often, to “adjust your armor!”

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 7 – Wednesday

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Week 7 – Wednesday

SCRIPTURE
Ephesians 6:13-15 ESV “Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.”

REFLECT
We’re reminded again that we must take up the entire armor of God to win. Our first piece is our belt. The belt holds everything together. Without it, the robes the warriors wore in that day was insecure. So it is with TRUTH. We must know our Truth, and be secure in it. When we are tempted and tried, we don’t even stand a chance without our God-given Truth. The second piece, the breastplate, guards the heart and other vital organs. Our heart is to be kept by righteousness – we must make sure there is not blockage between us and God. He is our Source of strength, we can’t have our strength inhibited by our own unrighteousness. The third piece, our shoes, help us get to where we’re supposed to be to do what we’re supposed to do. We must always be ready to go for it. We must be ready to tell those in need what we have – the TRUTH. Reexamine your Truth. Are you confident in it? Is there a blockage between you and your heavenly Father? If so, take the time and call out to Him. Restore complete and perfect fellowship with your Abba.

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 7 – Tuesday

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Week 7 – Tuesday

SCRIPTURE
Ephesians 6:11-12 ESV “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

REFLECT
God is the Source of our strength. He has offered His armor freely, but He can’t make us take it. It is up to us to actually put it on. It’s interesting that Paul emphasizes we are to put on the WHOLE armor if we are to be effective. We can’t pick and choose which part of Christianity is convenient for us and expect to thrive in our Christian walk. It is an all or nothing commitment. We do well to realize that we are not “fighting” against men – it is not our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are tempting us and deceiving us. We are up against a much fiercer enemy, an enemy who hates God and wants your heart. We can’t even begin to fight in and of ourselves, we need our Father. We need His armor, all of it.  Spend some extra time before the throne of grace today; ask God to show you the strength that is yours and commit to wear His armor.

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

The Lord’s Prayer: Week 7 – Monday

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Week 7, unpacking — And Lead Us Not Into Temptation; But Deliver Us From Evil – watch this video…

 

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Week 7 – Monday

SCRIPTURE
Ephesians 6:10 ESV “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”

REFLECT
For this week’s study, we are going to stay in the same Scripture passage. The book of Ephesians, was written by Paul to the church at Ephesus. Chapter 6 begins the summation of all Paul had been teaching the Christians up to that point. They had been given all the tools to live the Christian life. It was now time to apply them, and use them to defend against the temptations they would face each and every day. In v. 10, we are challenged, to be STRONG – we know our Father, we know how much He loves us, we’ve experienced His grace, and we know we can trust Him. It is now time for us to allow our faith to make us strong. We don’t have to give in to temptation, we don’t have to give Satan the victory, we don’t have to be a part of evil. We will see what this strength looks like as we unpack this passage. Perhaps you’re not feeling strong today. Get alone with your God and remind yourself of WHO He is. Allow Him to reassure you and find His strength once more.

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.