PERSONAL GROWTH ~ DAILY BIBLE READINGS~ NOURISHMENT FOR THE SOUL

Many of us look to self help books in hope of finding solutions to our problems; The obvious and most over looked book is..... THE BIBLE. If you are looking for Love, Truth, Understanding, Personal Growth, Finances and the Righteous Way to Live, everything is found in the Word Of God. The key is committing yourself daily to not just ONLY read it; but to consume the words of nourishment for our souls, because it is the "The Bread Of Life". It contains the instructions from our Lord and Savior on how to live our daily lives and be strong in a world filled with evilness. ~PFP


SALVATION IN FIVE EASY STEPS: Several Scripture verses found in the book of Romans called by many the "ROMAN ROAD," provide an easy-to-use roadmap to salvation through faith in JESUS CHRIST. Use the verses listed below to become a "disciple" of Jesus Christ and find the assurance that through Him you can have eternal life. If you are already an follower of Christ, use these passages to invite others to accept HIM as their Lord and Savior.

THE ROMAN ROAD

  1. STEP 1: ADMIT that everyone is in need of salvation because we are all sinners. (Romans 3:10-12, 23)
  2. STEP 2: RECOGNIZE that the penalty for sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
  3. STEP 3: KNOW that JESUS gave His life in payment for our sins. (Romans 5:8)
  4. STEP 4: BELIEVE that we gain Life and Salvation through Faith in JESUS CHRIST. (Romans 10:9-10, 13)
  5. STEP 5: ACCEPT that salvation brings us into a relationship of peace with GOD. (Romans 8:1, 38-39)

If you ACCEPT and BELIEVE that the "Roman Road" leads to TRUE LIFE, then you can receive GOD'S free gift of salvation now! Here's how you do this:

  1. CONFESS that you are a sinner.
  2. KNOW that as a sinner, you deserve sin's penalty.....DEATH.
  3. TRUST that JESUS gave His Life on the cross to deliver BELIEVERS from sin and death.
  4. REPENT by turning from your old life of sin to new life in CHRIST.
  5. ACCEPT salvation......which is the FREE GIFT OF GOD.

NOW THAT YOU ARE NEW IN CHRIST, like Jesus' first followers in John 1, Christ invites us to "Come and See" what a life of faith looks like. This approach to living as Jesus calls us highlights three dimensions to following Christ fully.

DISCOVER (John 1:35-39a) Following Christ begins discovery. Look UP to....Discover who Christ is; Discover where Christ is; Discover how Christ leads.

DEVOTE (John 1:39b-42) Following Christ begins with devotion. Look IN to......Devote all your presence; Devote all your praise; Devote all your purpose.

DISCIPLE (John 1:43-51) Following CHRIST spreads with discipleship. Look OUT to....Disciple through your life; Disciple through your words; Disciple through your service.


>>>>>>PERSONAL GROWTH PLAN<<<<<<< PAUSE: Stop for a moment, Take time to breathe in and breathe out. THINK: Reflect on God's goodness and grace in your life. Think about ways to be pleasing to God. LISTEN: Intently hear what God wants and desires of you.STUDY: READ AND DELVE INTO THE DAILY BIBLE READINGS. PRIORITIZE: Verbalize, write, and act on your specific goals/personal growth plan. PRAY: INVITE GOD TO DIRECT THE DETAILS OF YOUR LIFE. COMMUNICATE WITH HIM "REGULARLY" REGARDING EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR BEING AND PERSONAL GROWTH PLAN.


DAILY BIBLE READINGS/STUDY ~ "PERSONAL GROWTH PLAN":

WEEK ONE........ Dear Father God the source of our strength, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! Our desire is to know You personally and be in fellowship with You, so that we will have clear instructions as we move forward in this new life. In Your Son Jesus' Name, We pray. ~Amen

DAY 1~ "GUARD YOU HEART AND MIND" (Proverbs 23:15-19)

DAY 2~ "WALK UPRIGHTLY" (Psalm 84:8-12)

DAY 3~ "KEEP GOD'S COMMANDMENTS" (Joshua 23: 1-8)

DAY 4~ "LIFELONG PROTECTION" (Psalm 91:9-16)

DAY 5~ "WALK IN YOUR PARENTS' PATHS" (Proverbs 1:8-15)

DAY 6~ "PRIZE WISDOM" (Proverbs 4:1-9)

DAY 7~ "WALK THE STRAIGHT PATH" (Proverbs 4:10-15, 20-27)

WEEK TWO................ Dear Father God, Our Lord and Savior, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! We come to You today with the desire to walk on the right path, knowing it is an narrow path; but it will lead us to a higher future with You. We pray that You help us to stay on this path. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 8~ "A WISE CHILD" (Proverbs 10:1-5)

DAY 9~ "WISE WORDS" (Proverbs 10: 18-22)

DAY 10~ "WISDOM AND WEALTH" (Proverbs 10:23-28)

DAY 11~ "THE WICKED AND THE FOOLISH" (Proverbs 12:12-16)

DAY 12~ "A RIGHTEOUS LIFE" (Proverbs 14:27-34)

DAY 13~ "THE BETTER WAY" (Proverbs 15:15-19)

DAY 14~ "INSTRUCTION IN WISDOM" (Proverbs 15:21-33)

WEEK THREE........ Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! We know that if we trust in You with all our hearts, and lean not to our own understanding, then You would make our paths straight. So our prayer, God, is that we be open to Your advice and we would ask Your Word by following Your Word, by studying Your Word and that we may know Your Will for our lives, and that we will be open to wise counsel and wise instruction when it is given to us by those who love You and love us. In Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 15~ "THE CREATOR'S HIDDENNESS" (Isaiah 45:9-17)

DAY 16~ "ASKING FOR WISDOM" (1 Kings 3:5-14)

DAY 17~ "HUMBLY SEEKING GOD" (2 Chronicles 7:12-18)

DAY 18~ "WORDS FITLY SPOKEN" (Proverbs 25:11-15)

DAY 19~ "WISDOM WITH NEIGHBORS" (Proverbs 25:16-20)

DAY 20~ "THE WISDOM OF SELF-CONTROL" (Proverbs 25:21-18)

DAY 21~ " WISDOM OF GOVERNMENT" (Proverbs 25:1-10)

WEEK FOUR........ Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! We know that love covers a multitude of sin, and so we pray now not only for the forgiveness of our sins but that You would help us to forgive others as You have forgiven us. In Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 22~ "IMPARTIALITY IN JUDGMENT" (Deuteronomy1:9-17)

DAY 23~ "THE DANGER OF PRIDE" (2 Chronicles 32:20-26)

DAY 24~ "THE WISDOM OF JUSTICE" (Proverbs 28:1-5)

DAY 25~ "WISDOM IN WEALTH AND POVERTY" (Proverbs 28:8-16)

DAY 26~ "WALKING IN WISDOM" (Proverbs 28:20-28)

DAY 27~ "THE WISDOM OF THE RIGHTEOUS" (Proverbs 29:2-11)

DAY 28~ "WISDOM IN PRACTICE" (Proverbs 29:16-27)

WEEK FIVE................ Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! Lord, our prayer is for dicipline in every area of our lives so that we can really be disciples; learners of You. Following after You and seeking Your will and purpose for our lives. Dear Father renew in us an clean heart that only beats to the rhytmn of Your love with the purpose of serving you anyhow and anyway You deem. Please remove the darkness that consumes our spirit when we replace Your love with the love of mere man. We know it is "Only" You that will love us unconditionally and not betray us as others have. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~ Amen

DAY 29~ "HOPE IN STEADFAST LOVE" (Psalm 33:13-22)

DAY 30~ "TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE" (Ecclesiastes 4:4-12)

DAY 31~ "FEAR GOD!" (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7)

DAY 32~ "CONSIDER THE WORK OF GOD" (Ecclesiastes 7:1-14)

DAY 33~ "WISDOM AND SUCCESS" (Ecclesiastes 10:5-11)

DAY 34~ "WISDOM WITH WORDS" (Ecclesiastes 10:12-20)

DAY 35~ "WISDOM IS BETTER THAN MIGHT" (Ecclesiastes 9:13-18)

WEEK SIX.......... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! It is our desire to serve You and be obedient to Your Word by adhering to the wisdom of Your Word. We are grateful that You not only acknowledge our service to You, but in it You take great delight. Our prayer is that we would emulate Your wisdom, utilizing it in all we do. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 36~ "DO NOT FORSAKE ME" (Psalm 71:1-12)

DAY 37~ "NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN?" (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

DAY 38~ "NOTHING TO BE GAINED?" (Ecclesiastes 2:1-11)

DAY 39~ "TOILING FOR THE WIND?" (Ecclesiastes 5:10-20)

DAY 40~ "EVERYTHING HAS IT TIME" (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

DAY 41~ "IGNORANCE OF GOD'S WORK" (Ecclesiastes 11:1-8)

DAY 42~ "REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR" (Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:7, 13)

WEEK SEVEN...... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! Lord, we thank You for life. We recognize we must come to You "every" single day..... acknowledging and remembering YOU and we thank You for another day in which You have allowed us to encounter You through Your Word. God, we thank You for the sun, the moon, the stars and so many other things we take for granted. God help us to fear You by obeying You and to love You by loving You. Your people, Your creation. In Jesus' Name we pray. ~Amen

DAY 43~ "GOD BLESSED THEM" (Genesis 1:26-31)

DAY 44~ "ONE FLESH" (Genesis 2:18-24)

DAY 45~ "THE CONSEQUENCES OF UNFAITHFULNESS" (Jeremiah 3:1-5)

DAY 46~ "THE COVENANT OF LOVE" (Hosea 2:16-23)

DAY 47~ "THE SOURCE OF LOVE" (1 John 4:7-12)

DAY 48~ "THE EXPECTATIONS OF LOVE" (1 Corinthians 13)

DAY 49~ "HOW SWEET IS LOVE" (Song of Solomon 4:8-5:1a)

WEEK EIGHT........ Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! We honor and thank You for Your wisdom in creating man and woman in Your image.... In Your "LIKENESS" ...... as sexual beings with sexual passions appetites to be filled in the wonderful bonds of marriage. God, we give You honor and praise for the insight and wisdom not only enjoy the sexual act but the sex atmosphere and romantic atmosphere. God, our prayer is that we would have healtheir marriages and better sex lives. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 50~ A LOWLY SPIRIT" (Proverbs 16:16-20)

DAY 51~ "COMFORT FOR ALL WHO MOAN" (Isaiah 6:1-7)

DAY 52~ "THE INHERITANCE OF THE MEEK" (Psalm 37: 10-17)

DAY 53~ "THE WAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS" (Isaiah 26:7-11)

DAY 54~ "BE MERCIFUL" (LUKE 6:32-36)

DAY 55~ "THE STRENGTH OF MY HEART" (PSALM 73:10-26)

DAY 56~ "BLESSED BY GOD" (MATTHEW 5:1-12)

WEEK NINE....... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! Father we know that our attitudes are important and we know that is possible to be happy and fortunate. However, it requires that we follow Your Word and Your Will, making You the Top Priority. Dear Father God, we ask that You give us an hunger and a thirst for You. Fore we know that You are indeed a rewarder of them that diligently seek You and desire You. In Your Son Jesus' Christ, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 57~ "A COVENANT OF FORGIVENESS" (HEBREWS 10:11-16)

DAY 58~ "REJOICING IN GOD'S FORGIVENESS" (PSALM 32:1-5)

DAY 59~ "THE PRAYER OF FAITH" (5:13-18)

DAY 60~ "FORGIVE AND BE FORGIVEN" (LUKE 6:37-42)

DAY 61~ "HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FORGIVE" (MATTHEW 18:21-35)

DAY 62~ "FORGIVENESS BEGESTS LOVE" (LUKE 7:40-47)

DAY 63~ "FIRST BE RECONCILED" (MATTHEW 5:17-26)

WEEK TEN....... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! We know that You have forgiven us of so many things and our prayer is that You will help us to follow Your example and forgive others who have sinned against us. We pray that You would help us to reconcile with those whom we may have hurt, angered or sinned against. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 64~ "THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT" (MATTHEW 22:34-40)

DAY 65~ "LOVING YOUR GOD" (DEUTERONOMY 6:1-9)

DAY 66~ "LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR" (LEVITICUS 19:13-18)

DAY 67~ "LOVING THE ALIEN" (LEVITICUS 19:33-37)

DAY 68~ "LOVING YOUR WIFE" (EPHESIANS 5:25-33)

DAY 69~ "LOVING YOUR HUSBAND AND CHILDREN" (TITUS 2:1-5)

DAY 70~ "LOVING YOUR ENEMIES" (MATTHEW 5:43-48)

WEEK ELEVEN...... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! It is said in Your Word (Matthew 5:44-45), that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, that we may be children of our Father in heaven. You cause the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and send rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Therefore, one is not better than the other. So Father, forgive us of our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. In Your Son Jesus' Christ Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 71~ "A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE" (GENESIS 32:6-12)

DAY 72~ "A PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS" (NUMBERS 14:13-19)

DAY 73~ " A PRAYER FOR GOD'S BLESSING" (2 SAMUEL 7:18-29)

DAY 74~ " A PRAYER FOR HEALING" (1 KINGS 17:17-23)

DAY 75~ "A PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING" (ISAIAH 12)

DAY 76~ "GOD'S ASSURANCE FOR PRAYER" (JEREMIAH 29:10-14)

DAY 77~ "THE PRACTICE OF PRAYER" (6:5-15)

WEEK TWELVE....... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! In Your Word, it is said that when we pray, for us to go into our room, close the door and pray to our Father, who is unseen. Then our Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward us (Matthew 6:6). We know that You are not telling us we should not pray in public, for we abmonished to pray in the congregation (1Timothy 2:1). Dear Father there are many of us who pray in public just for the intent of being seen and to glorify ourselves; but the intent to pray in public should be to give reference to our Father which art in heaven. To glorify Your name! Yes, the intent to pray in public is not right, if we are not in the habit of praying in private. We must first learn to go to our private chambers to pray and seek You out before offering prayer in public and spreading the Word of the Gospel. Father God, we thank You for the Priviledge of Prayer...........to come boldly to Your throne of Grace. Help us to renew and revive our relationship with You along with our relationship with others. In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 78~ "DO NOT FRET" (PSALM 37:1-8)

DAY 79~ "THE CONSEQUENCES OF WORRY" (MATTHEW 13:18-23)

DAY 80~ "GUARD AGAINST WORRY" (LUKE 21:29-36)

DAY 81~ "DO NOT BE AFRAID" (MATTHEW 10:24-31)

DAY 82~ "THE SPIRIT AS OUR RESOURCE" (MATTHEW 10:16-20)

DAY 83~ "GIVE YOUR WORRIES TO GOD" (1 PETER 5:6-11)

DAY 84~ "DON'T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW" (MATTHEW 6:25-34)

WEEK THIRTHTEEN...... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another day! It is said in Your Word, to "Seek first Your Kingdom and Righteousness", all these things will be given to us as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own (Matthew 6:33-34). We know it's speaking about worrying about material things. Dear Father, we do not want to be like the heathens worrying about things that are not of You. We are seeking to put Your (God's) will and righteousness first in our lives. Fore, you will take care of our needs. Even though, it is important we plan adequately for the future, "it is wrong to permit tomorrow to rob us of today's blessings." So Dear Father, we trust You with our futures and we are so thankful that You will supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory in Jesus Christ. You who gave us life will give us that which is necessary to sustain our lives and we thank You! God our prayer is that You will help us to not worry about tomorrow; but to trust You "completely" for everything that we need. God forgive us for not trusting You in the past, forgive us for worrying and not leaning and depending on You. Help us to cast "all" our cares on You, for we know You care for us. In Your Son Jesus' Christ Name, we pray. ~Amen

DAY 85~ "ABRAHAM'S STORY" (ACTS 7:1-8)

DAY 86~ "A GOD SO NEAR" (DEUTERONOMY 4:5-9)

DAY 87~ "THE LORD HEARD OUR VOICE" (DEUTERONOMY 26:1-11)

DAY 88~ "LOOK TO ABRAHAM" (ISAIAH 51:1-6)

DAY 89~ "ABRAHAM, OUR ANCESTOR?" (MATTHEW 3:1-10)

DAY 90~ "WE HAVE THIS HOPE" (HEBREWS 6:13-20)

DAY 91~ "GOD'S CALL TO BLESS" (GENESIS 12:1-9)

CLOSING PRAYER...... Dear Father God, THANK YOU, for another beautiful day! In these 91 days we have learned so much of You and the will you have for our lives. Dear Father, we thirst for more! So our prayer, is that You keep us on the straight and narrow path throughout this New Year, in order for us to learn more of You and ourselves. Let these 91 days of study, meditation and prayer be an solid foundation unto which to rebuild Your house (us). In Your Son Jesus' Name, we pray! ~Amen

2011. PFP



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