21 Days of Prayer: Day 1 – Wisdom

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself. – Ephesians 1:7-9 (NKJV)

The wisdom of God awaits the person who surrenders to the leading of the Holy Spirit. God’s richest blessings are accessed by those who follow after His Spirit, instead of being directed only by their senses and current circumstances. In order to live a life led by the Spirit, you will have to consecrate yourself to God’s plan for your life instead of following after a plan of your own making.

Setting aside time in your day to spend time with the Lord helps to refocus you on your true calling and purpose. Throughout the next 21 days, we will embark on a journey that places you in a position to not only hear but also act on the wisdom of God. To know the will of God is the highest of all wisdom. Living in the center of God’s will rules out all falseness of religion and puts the stamp of real sincerity upon our service to God. The Bible reveals that God has a plan for our life and when we choose to trust Him, He will direct and lead us in the fulfillment of this plan.

There is a peace that comes with having the wisdom of God concerning His plan for your life. Peace with God, peace within your heart, and the joy of fellowship with Christ have in themselves a beneficial effect upon the body and mind, and will lead to the development and preservation of life.

Thought for the Day:

The Bible reveals that God has a plan for our life and when we choose to trust Him, He will direct and lead us in the fulfillment of this plan.

Connect & Reflect:

  • What specific word or phrase from Ephesians 1:7-9 stood out or spoke to you today?
  • Why does it please God to make known to you His will for your life?
  • How can you practice becoming more sensitive to the Spirit of God on a daily basis?

Scripture References: Proverbs 4:7; Isaiah 11:2; Proverbs 8:11

MONDAY PRAYER FOCUS

Natural Authority 

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV)

 

Today’s Suggested Prayer Points:

* President Donald Trump

* Vice President Mike Pence
* United States Senate
* The United States Congress
* The U.S. Supreme Court
* U.S. Governmental Departments
* Presidential Advisors
* All U.S. Military Forces
* Governor Nathan Deal
* Lt. Governor
* State Senator
* State Representatives
* State Courts
* State Board of Education
* State Elected Officials
* Mayors
* City Council Members
* County and Municipal Courts

LINKED UP KIDS PRAYER TARGETS: Day 1

We are using daily prayer targets as a way to encourage our families to pray for their children each day during 21 Days of Prayer:

Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. 1 Kings 3:9 (NKJV)

  • Wisdom – Heavenly Father, I pray that my child develops a discerning spirit and wisdom in choosing the right friends. Grant them a clear understanding of right and wrong as well as absolute truth. In the Name of Jesus, Amen!

Sunday Service Jan 8 – Update

 

Greetings Linked UP,

 

PLEASE READ THIS COMMUNICATION IN ITS ENTIRETY.

Both Sunday Services (9:00am & 11:00am) scheduled to be held at the Marietta Performing Arts Center on tomorrow are hereby cancelled. The building will be closed.

 

We will not have our normal scheduled Services due to pending extreme and inclement weather. Subfreezing temperatures through tomorrow afternoon coupled with very icy conditions and the increased potential for black ice after night fall have necessitated this decision.

 

However, God has provided us a ram in the bush! I will still deliver this Sunday’s teaching to you with an Online Modified Service livestreamed via Periscope and Facebook Live at 10:00am (EST) in the morning. You will be able to view the livestream from your electronic smart devices (cell phone, lap top, computer, etc.) by visiting: www.periscope.tv/linkedupchurch or www.facebook.com/linkedupchurch .

 

We will be kicking off our 21 Day Fast, so please tune in to join me in praising and worshipping the Lord for what He has done and is doing!

 

I look forward to coming before you tomorrow morning at 10:00 via Social Media!

 

In His Service and for His pleasure,

 

Joel Gregory

Senior Pastor