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Thought and Prayer for Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16, 2021 KEEP LISTENING

We all have our favorite songs we have listened to over and over for countless hours. We have listened so much we know each word by heart and can sing the songs without the music even playing. There are other things we have repeatedly listened to such as shows, audio books, etc. that we have most of them memorized and are quick to share what we have heard with others, when needed. The more we listen to something over and over, the more it will permeate in our brains and help us.

Listening strengthens our faith in God. When we listen to His word over and over, we are more apt to remember it when things get tough or when we are trying to help a friend in need. When we continue to listen to God’s word, we will find it helpful when we are dealing with hard times or trying to make a right decision. When we keep listening to God’s word, we will become wise, be blessed and learn to live an obedient life to Him. As we listen more and more to the word of God, our faith will strengthen and we will grow more and more to be like Christ.

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write how you listen to God’s word daily.
2. List ways you can learn more about His word.
3. Know God will strengthen your faith when you study His word.
4. Seek ways to listen to God and to His word every day.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we are strengthened by Your word when we study and listen to it. We need to remember to stay in Your word so we can know what we are to do that is according to Your will. Thank You for Your word and that it is readily available to all people. Help us remember to listen to You and Your word daily for strength and wisdom. You tell us that our faith will come from hearing Your Good News. And we are so grateful for Your word. Thank You, Lord. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

REMEMBER:
Colossians 3:16 “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” (NLT)

Romans 15:4 “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” (NLT)

FOCUS:
Psalm 4:3 “You can be sure of this: the Lord sets apart the godly for himself. The Lord will answer when I call to him.” (NLT)
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