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Ask God for what you need.
“Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24 (ESV)
“If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.” John 14:14 (KJV)
Be who you say you are.
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9 (NASB)
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” I John 3:18 (KJV)
Cast your cares on Jesus.
“Casting all your care on Him; for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 (American KJV)
“Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV)
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:34 (NASB)
“Worry is a heavy burden, but a kind word always brings cheer.” Proverbs 12:25 (CEV)
“But encourage one another every day, while it is called today, so that not one of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13 (Berean Literal Bible)
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
Forget the past.
“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13,14 (KJV)
“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 (KJV)
Give bountifully, freely, and wholeheartedly.
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38 (KJV)
“He answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.” Luke 3:11 (KJV)
Hold fast to the faith without compromise.
“Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:13 (KJV)
“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.” Hebrews 2:1 (KJV)
Intercede, and stand in the gap for others & our nation.
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
I Timothy 2:2 (KJV)
“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Ezekiel 22:30 (KJV)
Jesus first, always, in all things.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Matthew 6:33 (KJV)
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Colossians 3:1-3 (KJV)
“Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32 (KJV)
“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” Proverbs 11:17 (ESV)
Laugh often—it’s so good for you.
“A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (American KJV)
“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.” Job 8:21 (ESV)
Meet faithfully to worship with other Christians.
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25 (New Living Translation)
“Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150:1-6 (ESV)
Notice your blessings and what God is doing for you.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:2 (KJV)
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1 (CSB)
Open your heart and hands to those in need.
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will reward them for what they have done.” Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)”But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?” I John 3:17 (King James 2000 Bible)
Pray faithfully and continually.
“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 (KJV)
Quit doing the things Jesus wouldn’t.
“Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.” Ephesians 5:1,2 (KJV)
“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” I Peter 1:14-16 (ESV)
Read God’s Word.
“Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (American KJV)
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 (American KJV)
“For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.” Matthew 12:37 (King James 2000 Bible)
Trust God with all your heart for all things.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 (American KJV)
“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5 (KJV)
Unite with other believers.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3 (NIV)
“I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” I Corinthians 1:10 (ESV)
Volunteer your time, gifts, and full availability to God.
“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20:28 (KJV)
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” I John 3:16 (KJV)
Wait for God’s timing.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14 (KJV)
“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.” Psalm 37:7,9 (KJV)
Xerxes, the King, required that no one enter his throne room without an invitation. The great news is God has already extended a perpetual invitation to His throne to us!
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37 (KJV)
Yield to God’s will in every part of your life.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Romans 12:1,2 (KJV)
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” I Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
Zeal is important. Keep it alive.
“Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” Romans 12:11 (Berean Study Bible)
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9 (KJV)