SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE DEVOTIONAL FOR APRIL 8, 2023 (STANDING FOR JESUS IN DIFFICULT TIME)
OPENING PRAYER: Plant my steps in the sure promises of your word today, dear Lord.
SCRIPTURE: Mark 15: 40-47
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTIONS
• Q 2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
• Q 7: What truth is God revealing to me in this passage?
Identifying with Jesus not only when it is easy but also in times of suffering and difficulty as these women did in vs.40- 41 speaks louder than words can express. They had followed Him during His ministry and stayed with Him through His moments of pain to the point of death. When we begin with him in salvation, we must continue with Him as disciples and remain consistent to the end. We must be ready to identify with Jesus in crisis or difficult moments, even at the risk of our lives and positions.
See what Joseph of Arimathea did in vs.43-45. It is only true disciples who would stand for and defend the cause of Jesus before unbelieving authorities like Joseph Arimathea did. Also note the additional labour of love of Joseph of Arimathea in vs.46-47, an action that provided a clear evidence for Jesus’ resurrection. Are you willing to take responsibility for things that can help to preserve our Christian heritage for the future generation, especially in the face of possible persecution? What valuable things can you give for the preservation and advancement of the cause of Christ?
So what? In what area do you feel God is asking you to stand for Him? Take a decision to do it today.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Pray for those who are standing for and making sacrifices for the preservation of Christian heritage in your nation or community despite persecution.
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
► Pray for Revival in our land as witnessing and Evangelism is revived.
► Pray for grace to win a soul weekly and to share your faith with people daily.
► Pray for God to convict more sinners of their sins and grant them repentance.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Isaiah 26:3
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Deuteronomy 30, 31, Psalms 42.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN – Sat, 08-Apr-2023
STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD
For all the promises of God found their yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter Amen to God for His glory.
– 2 Corinthians 1:20.
THANK GOD FOR:
► The continuation of the preparation for the Easter retreat in all the Areas.
► The sure promises of God that are Yea and Amen in Christ Jesus.
► SU brethren as they keep holding onto the promises of God in all things.
► Salvation of our children, youths, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters who have not yet repented during the Easter programme.
► Answers to God’s promises to individuals who trust in him.
► Lack of submission to the total will of God during the Easter camp.
► Loosing our peace and refusing to come to God when we are labouring and are heavy ladened.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 8th April 2023. 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.