Day 5: Great Reversals To Come

Let us proclaim these verses out loud together:

Psalm 37:23-28a (NIV)
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
    or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
    their children will be a blessing.

27 Turn from evil and do good;
    then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.

As we believe and live in Psalm 37, may there be many more testimonies of great reversals arising from our churches. May our churches be built up for God’s glory. By his grace, may there be greater worship – more prayers, more living in scripture, more evangelism and discipleship in our churches.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the reversals and resolutions you have done in our lives. Thank you for this new season of great reversals you are doing in our churches. May there be a response of greater worship in loving you and loving others in our churches. May you receive the glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “Your Cross Changes Everything” by Passion ft. Matt Redman (click here).

-AS

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Day 4: For the Good of Others

Genesis 50:19-21 (NIV)
19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

“Whatever we intend for evil, God intends for good. As God reveals this simple truth about himself, many other attributes fall into place. His sovereignty, his love, his mercy, his justice, his faithfulness, his goodness—all of these are revealed about God as we stand on the sidelines of Genesis and watch him work in the world. Moses’ audience not only gains a perspective on their history; they gain a perspective on their years of slavery, on their rebellion in the desert, and on the intimidating Canaanites. Evil cannot triumph. Blessing will prevail. Obstacles will melt away. God’s revelation of his mastery and control of his creation is the message of Genesis.” [John Walton. Genesis. NIVAC.]

God is sovereign and always working out reversals in the world according to his salvation plan. He is always weaving our lives into his great salvation plan in unexpected ways for our good and for the good of others. We don’t always understand it all, but we can believe that God is always good. Let us receive this truth today.

Prayer: Father, you are sovereign over everything. I fully surrender to your greater story. Bring reversal in my life for my good and for the good of others. May your salvation plan be done in me and through me. May you receive all the glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “You Hold It All Together” by Maverick City x  UPPERROOM (click here).

-AS

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Day 3: Be Strong and Take Heart

Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV)
13 I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

“One of the biggest struggles with God’s great reversal is that we don’t know how it will happen or when it will happen. It is the cry of the psalmist that asks ‘How long?’ We are called to more than just ‘getting over’ the painful experiences of life. We are called to experience God working out all things for our good, and the good of others. The great reversal of Joseph and Jesus belongs to us as well through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Every day, the Spirit can take that which was meant for harm and turn it around for our good. For the things that feel unresolved, the psalmist declares, we will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, take heart and wait for the Lord.” [P. Ed’s message write up]

Let’s intercede for those you know that need this resolution and turnaround. Let’s believe in God’s promise that they will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Prayer: Father, fill us with your Holy Spirit as we wait on you today. We ask for the Spirit’s power for full resolution and reversals for those we are praying for. May they see your goodness in the land of the living. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “I Will See The Lord (Land Of The Living)” by Ryan Kennedy, Corey Voss & The Emerging Sound (click here).

-AS

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Day 2: The Spirit Intercedes For My Good

Romans 8:26-28 (NIV)
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

“Behind and much deeper than our own cries to God for help is the Holy Spirit, who is not only groaning more deeply than us on our behalf but also is doing so knowing the will of God.  It is on this basis, the Spirit’s deep intercession, that we can be absolutely certain that ‘in all things God works for the good of those who love him’…It is God who turns everything around, and not fate or chance…the present ‘good’ that results from the Spirit’s work in us and God’s action on our behalf, and it is also the final joy and peace that will be ours in eternity. It is also critical to realize that the ‘good’ does not mean we will get whatever we want but rather what is best for us in accordance with God’s will.” [Grant R. Osborne. Romans: Verse by Verse.]

Let us be strengthened by the truth that the Spirit intercedes for our great reversal. The Spirit intercedes for us through wordless groans, in accordance with God’s will. May we trust that God’s will works in all things for our good.

Prayer:  Lord, may the Spirit groan prayers in me and through me according to your will. I surrender my own will and trust you are working in all things from my past, present, and future for my good. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “It Is Well With My Soul” by Matt Redman (click here).

-AS

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Day 1: The Greatest Reversal

Let us read these verses out loud together:

Romans 8:11 (NLT)
11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

John 16:33 (NIV)
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

The greatest reversal is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. When all seemed lost, Jesus resurrected on the third day. What the enemy intended for harm, God intended for good and for the saving of many lives. The same Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead now lives in us. May we continue to experience the full blessing and favor of this great reversal today through the Spirit in this already, but not yet world. In response to his love and goodness, let us live out our calling today by loving him and loving others.

Prayer: Jesus, we thank you for the great reversal that saved us. Once we too were dead, but now we are alive. Fill us with your Holy Spirit today. May this reality impact us deeply. Let your Spirit give us life as we face our current situations, so that we may respond in greater worship to you. May you receive the glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship and sing to “God, You’re So Good” by Passion, Kristian Stanfill, ft. Melodie Malone (click here).

-AS

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