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Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 3-5 Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 6-9 Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 10-13; Psalm 90
Monday, February 25 Tuesday, February 26 Wednesday, February 27
† Prov. 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered John 4:48-49 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not Rev. 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy
also himself. believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. crown.
Glorious God and Good Heavenly Father: Heavenly Master: Jesus, Lord Glorious:
Some animals hoard food, but if I do that I will never grow spiritually. Lord, If I do not get the answer I need at first, let me plead again and persevere Let me not forget where my greatest strength lies; I have to rely on the Spirit
open opportunities for me today where I can distribute Biblical bread to the and go on. It is better for me to have even little faith—and yet that faith to be of God alone. Work in the power of your grace to make men and women feel the
spiritually poor. The world’s way of prosperity is to close the hand and clench the real—than have no faith and walk away sad. majesty of your word. Today when I give a witness, let it go through them like a
fist, but that is not your way. Your way is the open hand, because Sometimes my faith is hindered, because I want something as a sign that you bullet so they cannot help but feeling, “Surely God is speaking to me.”
Prov. 11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth love me. I get it in my mind, not only that you can do something, but that you must What we are enjoying of the increase of fruit in recent weeks we want to
more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. do it my way or else you don’t love me. I have become like Naaman. retain—yea Lord, we want to have more! Keep up the momentum. Our only
The way faith gains ground is through giving. I cannot pray, “Lord, 2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, crowning achievement is revival. I must hold it fast, for I cannot bear to lose it.
strengthen my faith,” unless I am willing for you to increase my giving. Then I can He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and How is it that I am not more distressed, when people I know are perishing
expect you to give me just as much prosperity as is good for me, and is needed for strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. in their sins? Why am I not more intent on seeing the conversion of sinners? Let
me to accomplish your Eternal Purpose. I can do this in faith, knowing a gracious I plan it all in my own mind how you have to answer, and how you have to these questions humble me and cause me great searching of heart and seeking for
reward will follow a liberal stewardship. Make me a better giver today in all aspects work. Do not let me limit you by my own mental prejudices. Make my faith blessing. It is a shame I have so little of the mind of the Spirit, so little soul-
of stewardship—both over things I own, resources I have, and the truth I know. so tough it can endure even your rebuff. I need rock-hard faith for rock-hard times. consciousness and compassion for the lost.
Make me a seed-scatterer! You ARE my only hope. I cannot turn away. So I say with John Bunyan, Some people ask, “If the heathen are not evangelized what will happen to
Isa. 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. I was driven to such straits I must of necessity go to Jesus; and if them?” I need to ask, if I do not evangelize the heathen what will happen to me?
Give me spiritual fatness by granting me generous thoughts toward you, he had met me with a drawn sword in his hand, I would sooner have I need not pray about their destiny so much as my own, because Lord, in eternity
toward my church, and toward those we have sent out and support. Let me not be thrown myself on the edge of his sword than have gone away from him; I want to be nearer to you. If I never care for another person’s salvation, I am in
tight-fisted, either in financial or prayer support. I do not want to starve my own for I knew him to be my last hope. danger of not being valuable for your Eternal Purpose.
heart by being stingy! Give me grace to be bountiful, because then I will be like Do I know that? Help me plead with passion in prayer. Lord, do not analyze I cannot be wrapped-up in my self and have revival. I cannot walk in the
Christ. He gave himself for me; how can I begrudge him any thing? my faith. Do not think of me at all. Just save my spouse, save my child, save my Spirit, yet be indifferent to the spiritual condition of others, because the very first
Especially be with me to open doors to give the gospel to __________ and relative, my friend! They were at the point of spiritual death when I left them, and fruit of the Spirit is love! Give me more of a desire to win souls, to connect them
__________, because that truth is the most precious gift there is. Teach me to be if my plea fails in breadth, let it succeed in force. I hold-on and hold-out for you to our church, to directed them to grow in the faith, and to be perfected and
freer with the offer of free grace. In Christ Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen. to answer. May love grant me an answer of peace for Jesus’ sake. Amen. fruitful for you, Lord. I ask it for the sake of Jesus. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 11-14; Psalm 95 Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 17-20 Chronological Bible Reading: Numbers 21-24
Thursday, February 28 Friday, March 1 Saturday, March 2

Neh. 1:11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy Psa. 107:8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his Psa. 119:46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, wonderful works to the children of men!
Glorious God and King:
thy servant this day, and grant him mercy
Powerful God and Personal Savior: What a multitude of mercies comprise my salvation. There are the mercies of
STANDING on the promises of Christ my King, We wonder, how many people could be won to Christ just by the testimony sparing me before my conversion, and mercies leading me to conversion. There is
Through eternal ages let His praises ring, of our praise? Maybe if we whined less and praised more, we would see more fruit. calling mercy, regenerating mercy, converting mercy, justifying mercy, and
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing, At least you would be more glorified. forgiving mercy.
Standing on the promises of God. LET THEM SEE US PRAISE YOU FOR COMMON MERCIES. Common because The ultimate problem on every human mind is guilt. Guilt wounds me, and
they come daily, yet really priceless because when you withhold them we almost is not removed except through the mercy of justification, by faith in Christ’s blood.
Standing on the promises that cannot fail, die. We take for granted the eyes with which we see your creation. We take for Then there are the many mercies I need to get me safely to heaven. Salvation
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail, granted the health and strength to move around. We take for granted (in the is surely a combination of mercies beyond comprehension, priceless in value,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail, cafeteria if not at home) the bread we eat, and clothing we wear. We praise you that never-ending in application, and enduring for eternity. To you be the glory!
Standing on the promises of God. we are not counted among the homeless, or confined with the guilty. We have David stood before kings while he was an exile from Saul. Later, he sanctified
liberty, family and luxury. We have entertainment and leisure to share with friends. politics, and let the members of his cabinet know you were the real Governor. As
Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, We deserve nothing, yet you give us so much! a king he spoke to kings about the King of kings.
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord, LET THEM SEE US PRAISE YOU FOR REDEEMING LOVE. Help everyone who Psa. 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword, is saved in our church—wherever they are today—to blow-up in songs of Diplomacy suggested he not bring up the matter of his religious convictions.
Standing on the promises of God. thanksgiving. You are redeeming us from the power of our corruptions. You are We always fear to talk about religion in the presence of royalty (they often worship
lifting us up from the depth of our sins. Our shackles of guilt are now broken. We other gods). He said, I will walk, but he does not allow his righteous conduct and
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of God my Savior; are no longer slaves, but children of the living God! Even now, by faith, we should godly lifestyle to be an excuse for sinful silence. So he also adds, I will speak…and
Standing, standing, I’m standing on the promises of God. be giving thanks to you as if we were in front of the throne. not be ashamed.
How can we be silent in praise? Is our tongue broken? Wake us up as heirs God, give grace to vanquish my cowardice! I have no need to fear if I operate
—R. Kelso Carter, 1886 of glory, and help us lead our captivity captive in front of the lost. When they see in faith. If I speak for you I will not be embarrassed, but be given your power. This
us praising in the midst of affliction, opposition, sorrow or suffering, then they will I look for, so I can go beyond “lifestyle evangelism” to having evangelistic lips.
know Christ can also bring to their soul a new song. Do it for us today for Jesus’ Make me an ambassador of the gospel, constrained by your love. Do this today for
š sake and because of his suffering on our behalf. Amen. Jesus’ sake and the your word of salvation. Amen.

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