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Thought and Prayer for Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

April 11, 2016 WE NEED OTHERS

Self-discipline is possible in some cases but not all because most of us have areas where we are weak. We sometimes give up. We sometimes fail. That is why we need others to hold us accountable. That is why we need God to lean on for help. It is so easy for us to talk ourselves out of doing what we should be doing. However, with an accountability partner we can talk with them when we need a little boost or an encouraging word. Also, we can talk with God and gain strength from the Holy Spirit to help us.

Joshua 1:9 "This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (NLT)

Dear Lord, remind us daily the importance of connecting with other believers and having accountability partners to help us stay on track for You. Remind us daily how You are always with us and will help us to remain strong with Your Holy Spirit. We know we can't do anything alone as well as we could with the help of others. Surround us with encouraging believers who will help us stay on track for doing Your will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

We need others to help us be accountable to do what is right and stay on track.

When we rely on self without reaching out to others or God for help, we will grow tired and lonely.

We need God to give us strength through His Holy Spirit to do what we don't feel like doing on our own.

We can do more with the help of others and God than we could ever do alone.

God is able and willing to give us what we need to do His will.

Ephesians 3:16 "I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit." (NLT)

Focus: Seek out accountability partners for encouragement and seek God's help in all things.
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