GPS for Monday – 11.23.20 – Romans 4:18-22 (CEB)
When it was beyond hope, he had faith in the hope that he would become the father of many nations, in keeping with the promise God spoke to him: That’s how many descendants you will have. Without losing faith, Abraham, who was nearly 100 years old, took into account his own body, which was as good as dead, and Sarah’s womb, which was dead. He didn’t hesitate with a lack of faith in God’s promise, but he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised. Therefore, it was credited to him as righteousness.
Prayer Tip: Romans four tells the story of the faith of Abraham. As he grew strong in faith, he gave glory to God. How does trusting God magnify the power of God in your life? What are most important promises of God that you need to remember this week?
GPS for Tuesday – 11.24.20 – Romans 3:22-24 (CEB)
God’s righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who have faith in him. There’s no distinction. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory, but all are treated as righteous freely by his grace because of a ransom that was paid by Christ Jesus.
Prayer Tip: We all fall short of the glory of God, but righteousness comes through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. What sin and shortcomings do you confess this week? How does Jesus Christ reveal the glory and forgiveness of God to you?
GPS for Wednesday – 11.25.20 – 2 Corinthians 9:10-12 (CEB)
The one who supplies seed for planting and bread for eating will supply and multiply your seed and will increase your crop, which is righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous in every way. Such generosity produces thanksgiving to God through us. Your ministry of this service to God’s people isn’t only fully meeting their needs but it is also multiplying in many expressions of thanksgiving to God.
Prayer Tip: Through Christ, God produces a crop of righteousness in us. It allows us to be generous which leads to a harvest of thanksgiving to God. Who is in need of your generosity today? Take time to imagine how God might multiply your generosity.
GPS for Thursday – 11.26.20 – Psalms 100:1-5 (CEB)
Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with celebration! Come before him with shouts of joy! Know that the Lord is God— he made us; we belong to him. We are his people, the sheep of his own pasture. Enter his gates with thanks; enter his courtyards with praise! Thank him! Bless his name! Because the Lord is good, his loyal love lasts forever; his faithfulness lasts generation after generation.
Prayer Tip: Today is a day set aside for giving thanks to God. We are reminded, however that God’s love is everlasting, and His faithfulness endures generation to generation. How can today be a springboard to a season of gratitude and a lifetime of praise?
GPS for Friday – 11.27.20 – 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (CEB)
Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. God has the power to provide you with more than enough of every kind of grace. That way, you will have everything you need always and in everything to provide more than enough for every kind of good work.
Prayer Tip: God is the great provider of every kind of grace. How will you reflect God’s generosity and glory in your life today?
GPS for Saturday – 11.28.20 – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (CEB)
So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal.
Prayer Tip: God’s goodness is beyond any measure of whatever temporary difficulties we might be facing. What weight do you assign to God’s grace in the midst of difficult circumstances? How is God’s love beyond all comparison for you?