November 11, 2014

Read:  Jude 5

“Girl, you are preaching to the choir!” Have you ever heard these words? Have you ever uttered these words? Did you realize that “preaching to the choir” is a Biblical concept? Though you already know this, I want to remind you ... The “choir” is generally thought to be those who are already actively in attendance. Us.

A choir is defined as a group of singers, especially in a church. In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat was faced with a huge, invading army. When he went out to meet them, he sent the singers ahead of the army. Seems backward, doesn’t it. Except that the Lord had told him that the battle was not for the army, but the Lord’s. Therefore, the people set out singing and praising their God, Who would fight for them.

We are the choir. Will you go forward, singing praises to our God? Will you contend, struggle in opposition, for the faith you claim? The battle is not yours, but God’s.

Pray: 

Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God to help you be a faithful steward of your time, talents, possessions, and relationships.  Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you have.  Intercede for your local, state, and national governments.  Pray for spiritual revival in the nation and offer prayers regarding any current events and concerns.