More of You, Less of Me…

Worship Through the Word

John 3:27-30

New International Version

27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 3He must become greater; I must become less.”[a]

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Worship Through Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for your faithfulness and love toward us. We know that there are days when we completely miss the mark and let you down. Imbue us with your Holy Comforter to help us to be less like us and more like you. In the name of your precious Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Love Your Enemies…

Luke 6:27-28

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Luke 6:27-28

New International Version

Love for Enemies

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

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Worship Through Prayer

Father,

We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to strengthen our grace and mercy muscles, as we learn to love those who don’t love us. Help us to see past the person’s pain and see them through your eyes. May we look for opportunities to heal, restore and love. We know that it may not be easy, but with you all things are possible. Lead us in your perfect way, in the name of our Wayshower, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

This Little Light…

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Matthew 5:14-16

New International Version

14 “You are the light of the world.(A) A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.(B) 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others,(C) that they may see your good deeds(D) and glorify(E) your Father in heaven.

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Worship Through Prayer

Father God,

We do bless you and glorify your holy name. We thank you for living inside of us. As Christians, since the day of Pentecost, we have become the new dwelling place for your Holy Spirit. May we be a worthy carrying vessel of your Light. Purify our hearts and lead us away from anything that would compromise the message of hope, love and eternal life through Jesus Christ. May our Light shine brightly for you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Worship Through the Word

John 3:16-17

New International Version

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

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Worship Through Prayer

Father God,

How can we say, “Thank You?” You gave so much, just to love us and have an eternal relationship with us. May we never take your perfect love for granted. May our lives be a Love Letter back to you, as we continually worship you in all we do in thoughts, words, and deeds. We know that nothing we do will ever measure to up to the Amazing Grace you have shown, but as worshipers, we want our lives to reflect our gratitude. May others be drawn to you, through our testimony of your Great Grace toward us. In the name of your most perfect Gift, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Refreshing and Renewing

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Isaiah 40:28-31

New International Version

28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

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Worship Through Prayer

Father God,

We bless your name and celebrate your majesty. We know that when we look to you, we can rest in the fullness of your holiness. You are our source and supply. Your Word and your comforting Spirit lead us to a path and place of peace. Wrap your arms around us, as we run to you. We give glory, honor and praise to Jesus, for allowing us access to the Throne Room and holy of holies, because of his sacrificial, live-giving, blood offering. It is in Him alone that we lift this prayer to you. Amen

Rev. Marcia Davis

A Ram in the Bush…

Genesis 22:9-13

New International Version

When they reached the place God had told him about,(A) Abraham built an altar(B) there and arranged the wood(C) on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar,(D) on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife(E) to slay his son.(F) 11 But the angel of the Lord(G) called out to him from heaven,(H) “Abraham! Abraham!”(I)

“Here I am,”(J) he replied.

12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God,(K) because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.(L)

13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns.(M) He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.(N)

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Our Prayer

Father,

We know that there is nothing too hard for you. We trust You with all our heart. We know that trust can sometimes be scary, especially if we are used to thinking that we are in control of our lives. May our love and faith, in and for you, overwhelm any fear we may have to be able to trust you. Just like Abraham put his love for you first, so will we. We posture our lives, Lord, to be in a continuous mode of prayer that exemplifies your will to being done on earth as it is in heaven. Holy Spirit, walk with us in this journey of faith. We know that God will provide according to His perfect will. May we be at peace with the will of God for our lives. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

G.O.A.T.

Greeting, Precious Family:

I pray your day started with joy and thanksgiving to the Lord. Everything may not be the way we envisioned, but that never changes who God is and will always be. There is none greater than our God Jehovah.

Jeremiah 10:6-7

New International Version

No one is like you,(A) Lord;
    you are great,(B)
    and your name is mighty in power.
Who should not fear(C) you,
    King of the nations?(D)
    This is your due.
Among all the wise leaders of the nations
    and in all their kingdoms,
    there is no one like you.

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Our Prayer

Lord Jehovah,

We thank you for being truly the greatest of all time. There is none like you. Whether our days are good or bad, we know that you are God alone. Thank you, for always being with us. Our vows to you are forever. In Jesus name. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Speak to My Heart…

Holy Greetings, Family:

I pray that you are growing closer in your relationship with the Lord every day. Intimacy through worship, with the Lord, is so essential. I could not write these devotional messages, each week, without hearing from the Lord. I know that I am accountable for each word I write, so being sensitive to the Lord’s voice is a must.

1 Samuel 3:7-10

New International Version

Now Samuel did not yet know(A) the Lord: The word(B) of the Lord had not yet been revealed(C) to him.

8 A third time the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.”

Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!(D)

Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Our Prayer

Heavenly Father,

We live and move by every word that comes from you. Help us to continue to posture ourselves for worship, so that we can hear from you. May we become more sensitive each day to your voice, so that we, like Samuel, can respond with, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” In the name of Jesus we do pray, Amen.

Rev. Marcia