Saturday, November 17, 2018

prayer diary Saturday 17 November 2018

The Lord said, ‘Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?' 
Luke 18. 6,7

Reflection 
Be persistent in your prayers; God will heed you. Pray most of all to know what it is that is his will for you ... and that you will show your love for him by listening to his word and obeying.

Friday, November 16, 2018

prayer diary Friday 16 November 2018

'The day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed all of them — it will be like that on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.' 
Luke 17.29,30

Reflection
When Jesus returns it will be without warning and swift will be his judgement. Therefore we must live as if it might be within the next moment; for thus we may keep alert and avoid falling prey to the temptations that will bring his judgement upon us.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

prayer diary Thursday 15 November 2018

'But first the Son of Man must endure much suffering and be rejected by this generation.' 
 Luke 17. 25

Reflection 
The generation of which Christ speaks was not only those of his day but all people until he comes again. Therefore do not be amazed by the lack of faith you see in the world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

prayer diary Wednesday 14 November 2018

Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? ' 
Luke 17. 17

Reflection 
All receive blessings from God, but not all give thanks in return. Do not behave thus; for your humble gratitude is pleasing to the Almighty.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

prayer diary Tuesday 13 November 2018

'So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!” ’ 
Luke 17.10

Reflection 
Many expect the praise of men for their obedience to God. There is but one reward to be hoped for: eternal life on the last day.

Monday, November 12, 2018

prayer diary Monday 12 November 2018

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by whom they come!' 
Luke 17.1

Reflection 
We will be held accountable if we lead others astray. Therefore the example of your life must be good and the doctrine you share must be sound, because you will not be found guiltless if you cause another to stumble.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

prayer diary Saturday 10 November 2018

‘Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.' 
Luke 16. 10

Reflection
It is easy to excuse what we see as our small failings, thinking they do not matter much. But it is the small that hardens our heart to ever greater evils, until the time comes when we have fallen into grave sin and, sadly, do not even know it.