Run Your Own Race

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Verse of the Day:  Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

God wants you to run the race He planned and designed specifically for you. Don’t compare your race to anyone else’s race. You are uniquely you and that’s how God planned it to be. We are all running toward the same goal but each one of us needs to run our own race. Ask God for the strength and courage to get rid of anything that comes between you and Him.  Keep your eyes on the prize, focus on God, seek His will for your life and don’t give up.

Read the Bible in One Year October 2019

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October Reading List

October 1: Malachi 1-4

October 2: Matthew 1-4

October 3: Matthew 5-6

October 4: Matthew 7-8

October 5: Matthew 9-10

October 6: Matthew 11-12

October 7: Matthew 13-14

October 8: Matthew 15-17

October 9: Matthew 18-19

October 10: Matthew 20-21

October 11: Matthew 22-23

October 12: Matthew 24-25

October 13: Matthew 26

October 14: Matthew 27-28

October 15: Mark 1-3

October 16: Mark 4-5

October 17: Mark 6-7

October 18: Mark 8-9

October 19: Mark 10-11

October 20: Mark 12-13

October 21: Mark 14

October 22: Mark 15-16

October 23: Luke 1

October 24: Luke 2-3

October 25: Luke 4-5

October 26: Luke 6-7

October 27: Luke 8-9

October 28: Luke 10-11

October 29: Luke 12-13

October 30: Luke 14-16

October 31: Luke 17-18

Worship in Spirit and in Truth

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Verse of the Day:  John 4:23

But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.

God is looking for people who will worship Him with all of their heart and soul. He doesn’t want people who are just going through the motions or performing ceremonies. That’s not all He wants, your worship must also be in truth.  In order to worship the truth, we must know the truth which is found in God’s Word. Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is and by having a personal relationship with Him. The more you know who God is the more genuine your worship becomes. As #knowingyou begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace because worship changes everything!

Speak Up

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up for the people who have no voice.  Stand up for the oppressed.  It’s our duty to help those who cannot help themselves.  We ought to go into the world and donate our time, money and resources for the poor, the destitute and the suffering.  We must be protectors of those who are unable to plead their own cause. It’s up to us to share the Gospel and demonstrate the teachings of Jesus to the people so they too may know the mercy, forgiveness and love of God.

Stop Comparing Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 6:4 (NLT)

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

Don’t fall into the enemy’s trap of comparing yourself to anyone else. Comparing yourself to someone who is better off than you can cause you to become jealous or envious. Likewise, comparing yourself to someone who is not doing as well as you are could cause you to become vain and prideful. Just concern yourself with your own actions and conduct but if you are determined to compare yourself, compare yourself to Christ. Focus on being the best person you can be by following the example of Jesus Christ and live your life according to God’s Word.

Start Your Day with Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly fighting spiritual battles against the rulers of darkness and evil and you never know what the new day may bring. Be vigilant, on guard, standing firm in your beliefs. Be brave and courageous knowing that through Christ the victory is yours. Start each day with prayer asking God to give you courage and strength to face whatever comes your way.