May 2017

Prayer Partner

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Scripture

Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will.

Consider

Have you ever prayed and prayed for an outcome until you began to wonder if God was even listening?

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Give What You Have Received

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Scripture

Acts 3:4-7 (NLT)

Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, "Look at us!" The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, "I don't have any silver or gold for you. But I'll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!"

Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man's feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.

Consider

My Bible translation inserts a subtitle for this story: "Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar."

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Testing God

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Scripture

Judges 6:36-37 (NLT)

Then Gideon said to God, "If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised, prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised."

Consider

Is it ever right to test God?

Gideon—the least important member of the least important clan in all of Israel—has been called by God to raise an army and defeat Israel's Midianite oppressors.

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Wise Conversation

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Scripture

Proverbs 18:2 (NLT)

Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Consider

Nobody likes to be called a fool. In the Bible, fools are contrasted with the wise, so that being called foolish implies more than personal insult. It is a spiritual indictment that you are on the wrong side of the eternal battle between good and evil, between God and Satan, between wise, godly ways and foolish, worldly ways.

Many proverbs and psalms divide people into opposing classes of the foolish and the wise.

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