Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Faith WOD - 1/1/2013

fireworksPraise God for giving us the New Year to use for His glory!  We look forward to growing in our faith alongside one another in 2013.  As we begin the New Year, we are preparing for our next "Journey."  Let's continue to reflect on our goals, purpose, and mission.


READ:  Isaiah 43

REFLECT:  Why did God create us?  What is our true purpose?  Say, or write, a prayer of praise that is inspired by the words of this passage.

RENEW: Write a phrase from the passage that best reminds you of God's purpose for your life.

"But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give people in exchange for you,
nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”

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  1. Lord, I have sinned. I have rebelled against you and separated myself from you. And Lord, while you seem so far away and removed from me, you ARE my Savior and you REMAIN by my side. Lord, you ARE my Maker and my Savior; thank you for remaining near to me, even when I stray so far from my function and my purpose. When I bring disgrace to your name among men, thank you for standing with me. Lord, help MY HEART to realize your purpose and your nearness. When you show your faithfulness and pave a way for me Lord, let me follow it. Let me call upon ONLY YOU for help and seek ONLY YOU on my way. Let me follow you as the ONLY TRUTH and LET MY HEART LONG to be in your presence. Amen.

    Thank you CF Faith for facilitating these journeys, God bless.

  2. That is a great prayer Jared!! When we are honest and humble we will grow spiritually. With this attitude you are going to have a great year!! God Bless you!

  3. how wonderful to hear men testify openly, humbly and be so tranparent before the Body of Christ and God, Himself!! as a woman it blesses my heart, and I know blesses the Father's heart. Matthew 10:32,33