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Introduction Because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, we have been blessed. When he died on that cross for us, he did the impossible and mended the relationship between us and God. We went from Gods enemies to being his people. Because of this momentous act of Jesus, we know that God will look after us, both in this life and in the life to come. We look forward to the ultimate blessing we have been promised life in the new creation where all the evil of this life has been destroyed and we get unhindered access to God. Thats a blessing that I can get behind! So when were talking about how God has blessed us, what were saying is that God has accepted us and has welcomed us into a relationship with him. And that he has expressed that relationship by giving us good things. It doesnt mean that everything will always be perfect in this life, but we know that we are on Gods side. At the end of days, we know where we will be standing. This 40-day journey will invite you into a more intimate space with God. Seven (7) times each day we will pause from our schedules and itineraries, whether we are at home, work, travel, or at play, and consider and ponder Gods plan for us for the week. Set your alarms, phones, reminders and, calendars for the seven (7) times that will work for you during this 40-day journey. We have six (6) themes that will carry us for these 40 days. These things will bring spiritual, emotional, mental, and practical renewal in our lives. With fresh eyes, we will see a change in ourselves, our faith, our righteous living, our finances, our families, our churches, and in our praise. Yes, we seek the blessings of God, but more importantly, we will focus on God! Indeed, all blessings come from Him! Each day will have the following components:
Prayer Time #1: Declaration / Confession Prayer Time #2: Scripture Reading
Prayer Time #3: Question To Ponder Prayer Time #4: Devotional & Worship Time
Prayer Time #5: Silent Time With God (5-10 minutes) Prayer Time #6: Scripture Reading
Prayer Time #7: Individual Prayer Time The focus for this 40 Day Journey will primarily be prayer. Although we will not be inviting a portion of fasting during this journey, if you are led to do so, we will invite Gods blessings on your sacrifice. We are in this together. If we can assist with anything, please let us know. We are anticipating that God will honor our commitment and do more than we even ask or think. Pastor Charles Jenkins
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Week #2: The Blessing of Righteousness
Day #1 Prayer Time #1: Declaration / Confession
I declare today that I will make my relationship with God a priority. Prayer Time #2: Scripture: (Matthew 6:33, NIV)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Prayer Time #3: Question To Ponder: How can I pursue right living in my walk with God daily? At home? At work? At church? Prayer Time #4: Devotion: For Gods Blessing, Put Him First The Kingdom of God is a present reality. Its what were to be doing on the earth right now. The power of God is the present resource. Its the energy you get to do what God wants you to do once youre surrendered and submitted to his will. Gods glory is the reason. Its not the reality or the resource. It is the present reason for everything. Its all for Gods glory. Romans 11:36 says, Everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory (NLT). I talk to people all the time who say, I have so much, and yet I feel unfulfilled. Ive got a good family. Ive got a good job. Ive got great kids. Ive got good friends. Ive got a good congregation to be a part of. Why am I so unfulfilled? Its because you were made for more than this! You were made for more than survival. You will never find fulfillment in life until you begin to live in Gods Kingdom, by Gods power, and for Gods glory. How do you live a fulfilled life the kind of life that you were designed by God to live? The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 2:12, You should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory (GW). What does it mean to live in Gods Kingdom? It means you make Gods agenda your agenda. You make Gods will your will. You care about what God cares about. Whatever you want God to bless, put him first in that area. (Author: Rick Warren)
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God should always have the first place in your life. Do not be anxious about anything because if I put God first, everything else will fall into place, because God promised it in his word. Prayer Time #5: Silent Time With God (5-10 minutes) Prayer Time #6: Scripture: (Joshua 3: 1-17, NLT) Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia Grove[a] and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing.2 Three days later the Israelite officers went through the camp, 3 giving these instructions to the people: When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD your God, move out from your positions and follow them. 4 Since you have
never traveled this way before, they will guide you. Stay about half a mile[b] behind them, keeping a clear distance between you and the Ark. Make sure you dont come any closer.
5 Then Joshua told the people, Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do great wonders among you.
6 In the morning Joshua said to the priests, Lift up the Ark of the Covenant and lead the people across the river. And so they started out and went ahead of the people.
7 The LORD told Joshua, Today I will begin to make you a great leader in the eyes of all the Israelites. They will know that I am with you, just as I was with Moses. 8 Give this command to the priests who
carry the Ark of the Covenant: When you reach the banks of the Jordan River, take a few steps into the river and stop there.
9 So Joshua told the Israelites, Come and listen to what the LORD your God says. 10 Today you will know that the living God is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites,
Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites ahead of you. 11 Look, the Ark of the Covenant, which belongs to the Lord of the whole earth, will lead you across the Jordan River! 12 Now choose twelve men from the
tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 The priests will carry the Ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river
will stand up like a wall. 14 So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the
Covenant went ahead of them. 15 It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the rivers
edge,16 the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea[c] until the riverbed
was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho. 17 Meanwhile, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the LORDs Covenant stood on dry ground in the middle of the riverbed as the people passed by. They waited there until the whole nation of Israel had
crossed the Jordan on dry ground. Prayer Time #7: Individual Prayer Time God, thank you in advance for all the things that will be given to me as I seek you first. Enable me God to know all my needs will be met because I am seeking after your righteousness in Jesus name. God, help me to diligently seek your voice, will, and way for my life. Lord I want to do that which is right in your sight. I thank you Lord for the blessings that I receive because I desire to do what is right in Jesus name.
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Day #2 Prayer Time #1: Declaration / Confession
Lord, THANK YOU that I can bring all of my hearts desires to you! Prayer: Thank you father for hearing my prayer and delivering me out of my troubles. I know you are near me and you are healing me. Praise the name of Jesus Christ. I receive your promise that every tear will be wiped away in Jesus name. Prayer Time #2: Scripture: (Psalm 34:1-17, NKJV)
I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel[a] of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, l