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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, December 14, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

December 14, 2019 TAKE A SIDE

When people are in a heated discussion and taking sides, we sometimes stay silent. Other times we decide to chime in despite what criticism we may face. Either way, we are making a decision. Staying silent means we don’t believe strong enough to speak out or we are afraid. We can speak out without getting violent or critical. We can speak out in love and stand up for what or who we believe in. Sometimes we don’t realize when we are taking sides. However, if we are not standing up and speaking out for God, we are with the world and not Him. Let’s not be silent in this world but instead be good stewards for Him standing on the side of God and speaking out for Him.

SCRIPTURE:
Revelation 3:15-16 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about whose side you are on – God or the worlds.
2. List ways you can stand up more for God.
3. Know God will be with you when you speak out for Him.
4. Seek ways today to share God’s word and remember He will be with you.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we don’t want to conform to this world by sitting idly by and doing nothing to share Your word. We don’t want to be lukewarm for You be not being on fire to tell others about Your great works. Help us to see opportunities today to speak out for You. We want to be on fire sharing Your word and Your will with others today and every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
God is with us and wants us to stop being afraid to speak out for Him.

Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (NLT)

When we aren’t working with God and doing His will, we are conforming to this world.

Luke 11:23 “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.” (NLT)

We need to stand on the side of God and speak out for Him knowing He is for us and will help us when we do His will.

FOCUS:
Romans 8:31b “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” (NLT)
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