WEEKLY MEDITATION 20 -26 OCTOBER 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom” (James 1:5)

“But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done” (1 John 1:9)

“But in all these things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us” (Romans 8:37)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 13 – 19 OCTOBER 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak. The people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as an eagle in the sky, they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired” (Isaiah 40:29, 31)

“Come to me, all of you who are tired and heave heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy, the load I give you to carry is light” (Matthew 11:28-30)

“God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times trouble. The LORD All-Powerful is with us, the God of Jacob is our defender” (Psalm 46:1, 11)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 6-12 OCTOBER 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom” (James 3:5)

“But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done” (1 John1:9)

“But in all things we have full victory through God who showed his love for us” (Romans 8:17)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 29 SEPT – 5 OCT

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“So why do you judge your brother or sisters in Christ? And why do you think you are better than they are? We will all stand before God to be judged” (Romans 14:10)

“The Lord hates evil thoughts but is pleased with kind words” (Proverbs 15:26)

“Whoever forgives someone’s sin makes a friend, but gossiping about the sin breaks up the friendship” (Proverbs 17:9)

” All of you should be in agreement, understanding each other, loving each other as family, being kind and humble. Do not do wrong to repay wrong, and do not insult to repay an insult. But repay with a blessing, because you yourselves were called to do this so that you might receive a blsessing” (1 Peter 3:8-9)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 22-28 SEPTEMBER 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and the first fruits from all your crops. Then your barns will be full, and your wine barrels will overflow with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10)

“Bring to the storehouse a full tenth of what you earn so there will be food in my house. Test m in this…I will open the windows of heaven for you and pour out all the blessings you need” (Malachi 3:10)

“Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you” (Luke 6:38)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 15-21 September

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“Respect the Lord your God. You must worship him and make your promises only in his name. Do not worship others gods as people around you do, because the Lord your God is a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 6:13-14)

“Say to God, Your works are amazing! Because your power is great, your enemies fall before you. All the ear worships you and sings praises to you. They sing praises to your name” (Psalm 66:3-4)

“The time is coming when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, and that time is here already. You see, the Father too is actively seeking such people to worship him. God is sprit and truth” (John 4:23-24)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 8-14 SEPT 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“So God raised him to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus – everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11)

“We do not live or die for ourselves. If we live, we are living for the Lord, and if we die we are dying for the Lord. So living or dying, we belong to the Lord” (Romans 14:7-8)

“For the wages of sin is death., but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 1-7 SEPTEMBER 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven ill also forgive your sins” (Mark 11:25)

“God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He love you. So always do these things: Show mercy to others, be kind, be humble, be gentle, and patient. Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:12-13)

“Be kind and loving to each other, and forgive each other just as God forgave you in Chris” (Ephesians 4:32)

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

We invite you to learn more about the upcoming International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church. Nov. 2, 2014, is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. VOM would like to offer you our free IDOP DVD, Liena’s Prayer, to share with your church.Request your free copy here.

Your free IDOP DVD comes with a special “Syria” edition of the VOM newsletter as well as one Syrian Outreach Pack that you can fill for distribution to Syrian refugees.

DVDs will ship on or before October 7, 2014, to arrive in time for IDOP Sunday on Nov. 2, 2014. The complete video wil be available for preview after Sept. 15, 2014. One free DVD per household; U.S. residents only.

OVERVIEW

Liena and her family turned down offers of asylum in Western countries after civil war broke out in Syria. They knew the cost that might be required, but they chose to remain as witnesses to their Muslim neighbors and as an encouragement to other Christians.

Liena was a dedicated Christian, faithful wife and mother of two. In her prayers, she asked God to use her to reach more people. And then God asked her to make one more commitment.

Watch the dramatic testimony of Liena’s Prayer, as she struggles with the difficult decision of how much she can offer God.

You may never pray the same again.

Please consider visiting VOM and learn more.

- SFDM

WEEKLY MEDITATION 25-31 AUGUST 2014

As you begin this week, we ask that you meditate on the following scriptures and how they apply to your life and your growing relationship with the Lord.

“So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you. When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins” (Mark 11:24-25)

“If my people, who are called by my name, are sorry for what they have done, if they pray and obey me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

“The Lord sees the good people and listens to their prayers. But the Lord is against those who do evil; he makes the world forget them” (Psalm 34:15-16)