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• Gradually prepare your body for the fast. Start eating smaller portions and meals before you begin your fast. Be prepared and open to receive direction from God. Prepare for the Fast • Maintain a thankful heart throughout the fast. Practical Tips • Commit to a type of fast. Do not decide on a day-to-day basis. Commit before the fast and be determined. Consult a physician if you need to. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Joel 1:14 Why Fast? As we begin the second half of 2015. let us take time to thank God for His faithfulness and seek Him in prayer. we can expect God to move mightily in our midst. eat raw fruit and vegetables only. Fasting is a time to humble ourselves before God. listen to His voice. Let’s continue to believe God for breakthrough and that we will honor Him in everything we do this year. • Prayerfully and thoughtfully fill out the prayer points page. and realign ourselves to His will. .Consecrate a fast. call a solemn assembly. Avoid food that is high in sugar and fat. Two days prior to the fast. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the LORD your God. As we consecrate ourselves as a church. and cry out to the LORD.

Answered Prayers WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? Which of your prayers has God already answered in 2015? What are your 2015 highlights so far? .

business. 23 Colossians 3:23. Serving the Lord at work gives dignity to what we do. or in our service to other people. We should always serve with eagerness and excellence. It means to work from our soul.DAY 1 Honor God in our Work Whatever you do. whom we ultimately serve. We do not serve to make a good impression on others or to put on a show. not for people. studies. Therefore. sees what we do and how we work. 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. lazy. our God. preparing a report. or apathetic in what we do—our work. diligence. . we put our whole heart into our work so we can honor Him. He wants us to serve Him with it. Since we are working for the Lord. so that whatever we do.12 W e can honor God in our work when we serve diligently and heartily. Whatever job God has called us to. as for the Lord and not for men. doing a sales call. or leading a business meeting. our Master. We may be studying. You are serving the Lord Christ. What a difference from trying to get by with as little effort as possible! With this perspective. our President. and cheerfulness. God wants us to look at our work as an opportunity to honor and glorify Him. Though our jobs may be boring or mundane at times.24 READ Proverbs 12:24 • Proverbs 13:4 • 1 Corinthians 10:31 Ephesians 6:5-9 • 1 Thessalonians 4:11. no work is a heavy burden. work heartily. God does not want us to be careless. To work heartily means to work with enthusiasm. we should always serve with eagerness and excellence. career. we do it with a genuine attitude coming from our character.

. career. God would be glorified. Write one of your faith goals for your studies.12 RESPOND What’s one specific way you can honor God through your work? How can you work heartily and with excellence? Share this with your Victory group. Pray that when you accomplish this goal.REFLECT How does the Bible compare the slothful and the sluggard with the diligent? What are the benefits of being diligent? Proverbs 12:24 Proverbs 13:4 How should we work and aspire to live? Ephesians 6:5-9 1 Thessalonians 4:11. work. or business.

Romans 12:10 READ Ephesians 4:32 • Ephesians 6:1-3 • Philippians 2:1-11 Colossians 3:12-17 • Hebrews 13:1-4 T he Greek word for “love” (philadelphia) in this verse means the mutual. brotherly. The Bible exhorts us to think of other people as better than ourselves. we should give due recognition to other people instead of seeking glory for ourselves. Outdo one another in showing honor. Christians are to love members of the family of God like they would their own physical families. Instead of outdoing others in selfish and self-promoting ways. the Apostle Paul says we should outdo one another in honoring fellow believers. .DAY 2 Honor God in our Relationships Love one another with brotherly affection. As followers of Christ. officemates. and familial love. And how should we show that reciprocal love to others? By outdoing one another in showing honor. We should outdo one another in honoring fellow believers. friends. respect. This attitude stands in contrast to the world’s way of putting and promoting one’s self and advancement before others. So whether it is our family. classmates. We should not be envious or jealous of other people when they receive praise or recognition. respect. and kindness. or fellow believers. and concern. we can honor God in our relationships as we treat people with love. kindness.

and workplace this week? How can you outdo someone in showing honor? . according to Philippians 2:1-5? In what way should we treat others according to the Scriptures. What can you start doing to honor them this week? How can you speak encouraging and kind words to those in your family.REFLECT What attitude should we forsake and what attitude should we have with regard to our relationships with others. so that we will bring honor and praise to God? Ephesians 4:32 Colossians 3:12-17 Hebrews 13:1-4 RESPOND Make a decision to honor your parents whether at home or in public. Victory group.

Peter’s advice sounds like what Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 5:16: “. If our conduct matches our faith. The Apostle Peter identifies Christians as sojourners—temporary residents and foreigners in this world. it will be easier to win others over. 11 1 Peter 2:11. People who have a different faith from ours normally observe how Christians behave. we will be persecuted and spoken against.” This saying is especially true in our conduct as we live with non-Christians. So Peter exhorts us to live properly among unbelievers so that even if they bring false accusations and do ill against us. “Actions speak louder than words. so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven. We have heard the popular saying. We can’t preach to them if they do not see that we practice what we believe in. and about our behavior as much as our beliefs. 12Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable. they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. . they will see our exemplary lifestyle.DAY 3 Honor God with our Good Deeds Beloved. Because of our faith.12 READ Psalm 37:1-6 • Matthew 5:14-16 • Galatians 6:9 1 Timothy 4:12 • Titus 3:14 • Hebrews 13:16 W e are to honor God through our lifestyle because God is as concerned about our conduct as our conversation. which wage war against your soul. let your light shine before people. . it will be easier to win others over. which will honor God—and we can lead them to God. so that when they speak against you as evildoers.” . I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh. But if our conduct matches our faith.

office.REFLECT Read Matthew 5:14-16. campus. or neighborhood so that other people can see the light and the love of Christ in your life? . To what are Christ’s followers compared? Why should we let our light shine before others? Why should we keep on doing good to other people? Hebrews 13:16 Galatians 6:9 Titus 3:14 RESPOND Who are you praying to preach the gospel to? What can you do to show him or her kindness this week? In what ways can you set a good example in your home.

Faith Goals what are you believing god for the rest of the year? What will you continue to pray for? Salvation • Restoration of Relationships • Financial Breakthrough Healing • Personal Breakthrough • Victory Group Growth .

Salvation • Restoration of Relationships • Financial Breakthrough Healing • Personal Breakthrough • Victory Group Growth . . . is believing God for . .My prayer partner.

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