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Faith Moments Today January

Updated on August 17, 2014

Celebrating God's Goodness

Welcome to the all new Faith Moments Today®; a devotional that will refresh, renew and revive your spirit in the Lord.

We hope that you like the Faith Moments Today®, format. The daily readings are easy to follow, and they do not break in the middle of a chapter. The scripture readings are designed to finish the year at the birth of our Lord.

 

My prayer is that 2013 is the year that you declare to God: "I will praise you Lord as I expect change and good things to come into my life." As you do I pray that you will have more and more Faith Moments Today®, each day and that your desires are one with Jesus.

Be sure to come back every week to Faith Moments Today®, Daily Bbile Reading that will take your through the Bible in one year. Log on to each month's teachings to help you Grow in Faith. Let this be the year that you make a commitment to the Lord and celebrate God's goodness.

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Verse of the Month

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" Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him.”

Psalm 34:8

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Let this year be the year.

Make a commitment to the Lord.

Faith Moments for January 1st-7th

Where Am I Supposed to Be?

Lord God, "What is my place in this world?  What is the reason I'm here?"

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God is My Resolution

Scripture Reading: James chapter 5

What is my place in this world?  What is the reason I'm here?

Each January 1st, millions of people make New Year's resolutions. Just a few of the resolutions that I have heard over the years are: to lose weight, exercise more, spend less and save more, etc. Many of these resolutions are never carried out and the expected change in the individual's life never takes place. Why does this happen? Because people have failed to realize their life has a purpose AND a plan.

"... the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

As born again believers in Jesus Christ we need to realize on purpose, that "God" changes are good for our lives. We would understand that if we were more dedicated to prayer, reading the Word, giving to God's ministries , daily praise and worship then we'd start getting some good results.

These changes, if made with all obedience and diligence, will not only change us, but will change the world around us. We'll come to comprehend that our lives mean nothing without God in them. When He becomes our "Resolution" everything else gets resolved and we begin to find our way in this world.

Look what God says about why you are here:
 
 "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)

Don't believe me? Here's more proof:

"O LORD my God, You have performed many wonders for (me) us.  Your plans for (me) us are too numerous to list.  You have no equal.  If I tried to recite all Your wonderful deeds,  I would never come to the end of them." (Psalm 40:5 NLT)
  
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Praise the LORD, you angels,  you mighty ones who carry out His plans,  listening for each of His commands." (Psalm 103:20 NLT)

"Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves Your plans." (Psalm 119:91 NLT)

"The LORD will work out His plans for my life —  for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever.  Don’t abandon me, for You made me." (Psalm 138:8 NLT)

Let us dedicate this New Year to the Lord and celebate God's goodness. Give God the honor and glory and get in on the plan. You have to believe that you are here on purpose, God's purpose! By faith, make changes today that will last for eternity! Time is growing very short. The day of His appearing is at hand.

Make this declaration today by faith:

What is my place in this world? Anywhere God needs me to beWhat is my plan? His plan Do I have any resolutions?  Only one - God.

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Faith Moments daily readings are easy to follow, and they do not break in the middle of a chapter so you can keep track of what was read.

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Week 1 January 1st-7th

Daily Bible Readings

1) Luke 5; Gen. 1-2; Psalm 1

2) Luke 6; Gen. 3-5; Psalm 2

3) Gen. 6-7; Psalm 3

4) Gen. 8-10; Psalm 4

5) Luke 7; Gen. 11; Psalm 5

6) Luke 8; Gen. 12; Psalm 6

7) Gen. 13-14; Psalm 7

*Also be sure to read a Proverb a day.

Daily Readings are designed to read trough the entire Bible in one year.

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STOP

Do the reading and come back for next week's lessons.

Faith Moments for January 8th-14th

Change Where You Are Looking - the Answers Will Come

Go before the Lord in  prayer and "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"

Politically Correct or Spiritual Neglect

Scripture Reading: Galatians 6

We live in a day when the world is very careful not to offend "other" religions. They will defend the rights of those worshipping false gods, yet discriminate against and even condemn those of the Christian faith. Hey, where is the fairness in this? You might be saying, "Seems like Christian's are just wasting their time."

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9)

At times, trying to continue on can be hard and frustrating, but the Words in I Corinthians 15:58 ring loud and clear for us today, Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” 

God sees to it that our labor is not wasted. Turn your eyes upon Him, and forget about what others are saying, doing or thinking. It's about God and you, not God and "who". Don't neglect what the promise is if we don't faint. We SHALL reap good from the good we have sown!

In spite of all that is going on around us, and despite the fact that it may be unpopular with the world, we are to continue to uplift and honor the Name of the Lord. To put it plainly, we aren't supposed to faint. What does that mean? Don't quit, never give in to pressure or do what is wrong just to be politically correct with the world. Remember, God has everything covered, including you if you abide in the shelter of His arms and plans. (Read and pray Psalm 91 over your life.)  

Your due season is coming. God promised it would, but if you cave in under pressure you'll never see it happen for you. Trust God and His Word which is always correct no matter how you look at it. As we uplift and honor the Lord, He will do the same for us.

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Week 2 January 8th-14th

Daily Bible Readings

8) Luke 9; Gen. 15; Psalm 8

9) Gen. 16; Psalm 9

10) Luke 10; Gen. 17; Psalm 10

11) Gen. 18; Psalm 11

12) Luke 11; Psalm 12

13) Gen. 19-20; Psalm 13

14) Luke 12; Psalm 14

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Be diligent to the schedule and you will be surprised how much you will grow in the Lord and in your faith.

STOP

Do the reading and come back for next week's lessons.

Faith Moments for January 15th-21st

Make this confession as you sing. - I am here Lord to say you are my God.

Worship God before going into the scriptures as Michael W. Smith sings "Here I Am to Worship."

Where were you?
Where were you?

Where Were You?

Scripture Reading: Psalm chapter 89

The sign on the Church said "Worship Service Sunday 11 A.M." The Pastor arrived early, turned the heat up and prepared for God's people to come and hear the Word of Faith. Where were you?

"And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints." (Psalm 89:5)

With only a handful of faithful people, the service started. They prayed, sang praises, worshipped, gave tithes and offering as the Holy Spirit led the sermon. Where were you?

There was a seat for you, but you didn't fill it. The Lord had prepared a table before you, but you didn't keep your reservation to partake of the meal.

My friend, when we all gather in one place and in one accord, great things will happen. Come and receive the blessings of fellowshipping in God's house.

This week let your words be, "Lord, Here I am to worship!" (Read Acts 2:1-2 and Psalm 103 for more blessings.)

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Week 3 January 15th-21st

Daily Bible Readings

15) Gen. 21-22; Psalm 15

16) Luke 13; Gen. 23; Psalm 16

17) Gen. 24; Psalm 17

18) Luke 14; Psalm 18

19) Gen. 25-26; Psalm 19

20) Luke 15; Gen. 27; Psalm 20

21) Luke 16; Gen. 28; Ps. 21

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You can do this. I know you can, and you'll be glad you didn't give up.

STOP

Do the reading and come back for next week's lessons.

Faith Moments for January 22nd-31st

Help Me Find A Way Back - A Prayer in Song

Draw me close to you Lord. Sing this prayer along with Michael W. Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_tdG9yM93A

Time - Friend or Foe?

Scripture Reading: Romans chapter 13

Time works for us and against us. It is our friend when we use it wisely and our foe when we waste it.

When I was in high school, one of my teachers had a sign taped under the clock that read, "Attention all clock watchers. Time will pass, but will you?" The message: when we look to see how much time we have left, we waste the time that we have.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." (Romans 13:12)

My mother had a wall plaque that hung in our dining room. It said, "Only one life will soon be past. Only what is done for Christ will last."

We have the opportunity to utilize our time wisely for the Lord through witnessing, prayer, praise and worship, and supporting ministries that preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's time we take our eyes off of the clock and fix them on Jesus.Ask God to help you come back to Him so that you absolutely know He is with you.. Take time each morning to draw close to Him. Let God know that He is all you want or need and that your desire is to be active in His plan for your life. Make fellowshipping with God your best friend time. It's time that is well spent and will never be wasted.

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Week 4 January 22nd-31st

Daily Bible Readings

22) Luke 17; Gen. 29; Psalm 22

23) Gen. 30-31; Ps. 23

24) Luke 18; Psalm 24

25) Luke 19; Gen. 32; Ps. 25

26) Gen. 33-34; Psalm 26

27) Luke 20; Psalm 27

28) Gen. 35-37; Psalm 28

29) Luke 21; Gen. 38; Psalm 29

30) Luke 22; Psalm 30

31) Gen. 39-40; Psalm 31

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Stay Connected in February.

Do this week's reading. Go to February Faith Moments Today Devotional for next month's lessons.

Philippians 1:3

"I thank my God for every remembrance of you"

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Stick with us this year.

The scripture readings are designed to finish the year at the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Be "resolved", to finish well.

Become part of God's plan.

Blessings in the New Year!

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Dear Jesus,

I know that I have sinned against You. Please forgive me of all my sins. Come into my heart and save me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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A prayer for you this coming year. - May the Lord Bless You with all He Is.

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"I praise you Lord as I expect change and good things to come into my life."

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