SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIIONAL FOR APRIL 14, 2023 (HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR DEEDS)
TOPIC : HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR DEEDS
OPENING PRAYER: Dear Lord, I request that you help me to encounter you as I meditate on your word.
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Psalm 66:1-20
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
• Q 1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
The Psalmist called on all peoples, including us, to praise God (v.1). Notice why He said this in vs.3,6,7. V.4 confirmed the positive response to his instruction. What can you learn from vs.5,6? If you have ever engaged in sincere self-emptying worship and praise to God, you will experience what the Psalmist said in v.6b.
Sometimes we find it difficult to praise God when the going is hard, but trials can offer wonderful opportunities for unexpected blessings (vs.10-12). In times of testing, it is important for the trusting Christian to note what vs.7-9 say. God purifies His children through difficult times to make them more like Him (see Hebrews 12:7-11), and their service becomes more acceptable to Him (Malachi 3:1-4). He may allow people to take advantage of us but see the blessings in vs.18-19.
What else can you learn from vs.13-17. If you are tempted to grumble and complain during trials, meditate on Psalm 119:67, 71, 75. See also Numbers 11:1.
And so? Remember to fulfil your vows to the Lord who has seen you through tough times in the passing year.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
When you take me through seasons of testing, dear Lord, may I accept this training patiently.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Psalms 102:13
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Joshua 7, 8, Ephesians 3.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Fri, 14-Apr-2023
SU EASTER PILGRIMS RETREAT 14TH-16TH APRIL
WATCH YOUR HEART
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two edge sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit. – Hebrews 4:12
THANK GOD FOR:
► The 2023 SU Easter Pilgrims Retreat.
► The brethren who have been labouring in God’s Vineyard preparing for the meeting.
► The participants that they come with prepared hearts to benefit and grow.
► Transformation and renewal of minds as the messages go on.
► The expositions, Bible studies, Seminars that they will increase the spiritual growth of the Pilgrims.
► Funds and food for the camp so the camp can run smoothly.
► Distractions, confusion and things that may defile the camp.
► All forms of unpreparedness of hearts, unwise decisions, or programmes that may make brethren grumble.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 14 April 2023 Friday. Scripture Union is an international, interdenominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.
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