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Verse of the Day – January 27th


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For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

John 3:20-21(NKJV)

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He is the Light by Billy Graham


PSALM 27:1 NKJV – The Lord  is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord  is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

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Under the picture of Peter Milne, hanging in the church he founded on the little New Hebrides Island of Nguna, these words are found: “When he came, there was no light. When he died, there was no darkness.” When Christ came into the world, there was no light. Matthew (quoting Isaiah) said of Him, “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up” (Matthew 4:16). Harry Lauder once said that during his boyhood, he could tell where the lamplighter was “by the trail of light he left behind him.” Christ was the heavenly Lamplighter. Everywhere He went, the midnight gloom of sin and despair disappeared before Him.

Daily Prayer

My heart and soul praise You, my risen Redeemer, for the light that pervades the deepest gloom and transforms our lives with Your love.

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A Plan of Thanksgiving IX


LUKE 1:46-55 NKJV – And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty. He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever.”

LUKE 1:67-79 NKJV – Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: “Blessed  is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David, As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, Who have  been  since the world began, That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us, To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant, The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Editor’s emphasis: verse 79- “To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

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God is Good


2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7 ESV

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

GOD IS GOOD

TALKING TO GOD
Thank God that He offers the gift of friendship and love to us, and ask Him to help you know and love Him more.

DIVING IN
Make a favorite fun drink (smoothie, root beer float, milk shake, etc.) for each member of your family. Give each person a straw to drink through. Then challenge them to drink the liquid without letting the straw touch it.

GOING DEEPER
When you tried to take a drink without letting the straw touch the liquid, you discovered that it didn’t work. It’s only when the liquid surrounds the straw that the goodness can flow from the cup and through the straw. Jesus said only God is good (Luke 18:19), so you cannot become good without Him. In order to truly “drink in” God’s goodness, you have to immerse yourself in Him. That’s like drinking in His goodness. You can do this by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior and pursuing a relationship with Him. God works in your heart to help you recognize and do His will (Philippians 2:13). As you pray and learn from God’s Word, you will grow in your relationship with Him, and His goodness is formed in you.

TALKING TO EACH OTHER
– In what ways do you “drink in” God’s goodness?
– What are some things that keep you from doing this?

This study courtesy of Focus on the Family and the YouVersion Bible.