March 20, 2015

Read:  2 Timothy 3:10-17

My glasses change prescriptions every single day. On one day of the week, usually Sunday, everything I see after I wake up is through a biblical perspective. I see people that I need to forgive. I see people from whom I need to ask forgiveness. 

The next day, I see everything differently. Instead of seeing things the way that God sees them, I see most things through a negative perspective. I don't like what I see then. Everything is dark. Dirty. Difficult. 

Depending on the day of the month, I'm fearful of certain things that I see, and I begin to worry about them. These are things I would never be afraid of if I saw them on a Sunday. 

I don't understand why my vision is changing so much. Either something is going on in my brain to make me think differently every day, changing how I perceive situations and how I feel and react to those situations, or I need new glasses.

I think I need new glasses.


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.