John 8:23…24, 31-32 and Romans 8:9-21

February 9, 2012

And he said to them, …”Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (John 8:23…24)
      Holy Spirit, please help the leaders and teachers and people of the Episcopal Church understand and fear the consequences of willful unbelief.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
      Jesus, help us daily abide in your word and find the freedom that comes from knowing the truth and you — you are the truth!

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:9-15)
      Father, let these words characterize our common life together in this diocese.

Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. (Romans 12:16)
      Father, bless all those who reach out to the lost and the least with Jesus’ love. Thank you

Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:17-18 )
      Holy Spirit, bring your peace into the parishes of this diocese and into the Diocesan Convention.

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:19-21)
      Jesus, help us daily overcome evil with good. Thank you.

Thursday: [83] or 146, 147 * 85, 86; Gen. 27:30-45: Rom. 12:9-21: John 8:21-32
Friday: 88 * 91, 92; Gen. 27:46-28:4,10-22: Rom. 13:1-14: John 8:33-47

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Start now reading and reflecting on the lessons for Sunday so that you can receive all that God has for you (Mark 1:40-45; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 2 Kings 5:1-15b; Psalm 42:1-7).

***** Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
      Drive defensively, but live abundantly. Observe the road signs of life. We have the help of GPS to get us to our destination. We have Gods Positioning System, a non electric version, that has a built in “update” if we allow it. “Just say the word Lord.” We need to check our tire pressures before the journey. Are you “over inflated”or “under inflated!” How is your front end alignment? Are your front tires going in two separate directions? Are you aligned with God? Are you on the long distance haul? Be careful that you are not being lulled into sleep, with your head nodding! Stop, and get some rest if needed. Keep your hands on the wheel of you mobile chapel. Enjoy the journey of life.

Albany Intercessor


Asher

February 9, 2012

Deuteronomy 33:24-25 (ESV)
And of Asher he said,

“Most blessed of sons be Asher;
let him be the favorite of his brothers,
and let him dip his foot in oil.
Your bars shall be iron and bronze,
and as your days, so shall your strength be.

A massive oil and gas field has been found in the Mediterranean Sea on the Israeli coast. The location? You guessed it. At the southern edge of the territory of the tribe of Asher.
Map of 12 tribes of Israel

Father,
We thank You for the prophetic blessings of Moses. Amen.


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