Good morning, Lord Jesus. Open the eyes of my heart and the ears of my spirit, as I begin my day seeking Your face and embracing Your presence. 

"Jesus said to them, 'Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?" (Mark 12:24)

Lord, give me a deeper hunger to know Your Word.  Give me a stronger desire to spend time reading my Bible.  Why, so I can experience Your power.  I want the Word of God be my authority and the power of God be my testimony. As it was with Your first followers, let it be also with me:  "And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs" (Mark 16:20).

I do not want to be part of a powerless, life-less form of Christianity. Your Word says there will come in the last days that some who will claim to be Your followers will insist on "holding to the outward form of godliness but denying its power" (2 Timothy 3:1). Your Word exposes this is as a "counterfeit faith" taught by those who "oppose the truth" (2 Timothy 3:8). 

Jesus You are the Truth, and Your ways are the only Way that leads to the Life we can only have in You (John 14:6). And Your ways are grounded in Your Word found in Scriptures and confirmed by Your power. "The Word of God is living and powerful" (Hebrews 4:12). So let Your Word and Your power come alive in me as I read your Words so it then thrives in me and my life. By the power of Your grace at work within me, may I be found faithful to be one of Your true followers who knows both the Scriptures and the power of God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

My family, I pray over you a deep hunger and stronger desire to spend time today reading your Bible to know both the Word of God and the power of God in your life and everywhere you go to share the message of hope and love through Jesus Christ, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends! 

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Gary Liederbach- Lead Follower

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