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Day Five: “His Good, Pleasing, and Perfect Will”

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) - “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:1-2 (Message) - “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life-your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life-and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”

Read and read the two translations of Romans 12:1-2. May this truth about our worship, the renewing of our mind, and the embracing of God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will become foundational to how we think, how we live, and how we sustain the good fight.

As you listen to the following song by Matt Redman called, ‘Songs in the Night,’ let us also spend time praying through the following areas listed below.

Link: Songs in the Night - Matt Redman

(1) In areas of struggle and strong holds on our lives, lets pray for breakthrough and the victory of Truth in the fullness of God’s love in our lives. Let’s ask for the deep healing grace and transforming power of the Spirit in our lives, and that there will be victory secured and enabling power to live victoriously.

(2) Let’s pray that we would experience the freedom that comes with receiving and embracing the Truth about God’s love and plans for our lives. And lets ask for power to enable us to turn away from the old ways and live fully and victoriously in the new reality of our salvation in Christ.

(3) Let’s pray for an enduring victory in these difficult struggles and that we will grow closer to the Lord through it all. Lets ask for a strengthening desire and resolve to seek the ‘bigger and better fight’ of loving God and loving others. May our worship be an ongoing deep displacing of the strongholds of sin and fear with the stronghold of love - loving God and loving others.

- TR

Day Three: Do not sin…Do not let the sun go down…Do not give in.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Day Two: “We Take Captive Every Thought…”

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Day One: “Stick With This…”

Monday, September 28th, 2015