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Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Spiritual Growth

(Paperback - Sep 1997)
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Overview

When you're serious about following Christ, you long to become more like Him. You also know that the Bible contains the life-changing truths that will help you reach that goal. Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Spiritual Growth helps you turn your devotional times into a daily experience of transformation. Adapting and personalizing select Bible passages, Dr. Kenneth Boa offers you a refreshing and encouraging way to "renew your mind" as you meditate on and pray about: the attributes of God, the works of God, my relationship with God, the character I want to cultivate, my relationship with others. This inspiring approach will change both your life and the way you view the Scriptures. Prepare to discover the Bible afresh as a marvelous source of prayer and reflection that enables you to love God completely, love yourself correctly, and love others compassionately. Face to Face prayer books help you bring new richness to your devotional times. By connecting Bible reading with personal prayer, they help you approach both in a new way. Get ready to rediscover the Bible as your most treasured prayer book-guiding you into prayers that are alive, faith-filled, and powerful because they're grounded in God's word.

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  • SKU: 9780310925521
  • UPC: 025986925529
  • SKU10: 0310925525
  • Title: Face to Face: Praying the Scriptures for Spiritual Growth
  • Series: Face to Face (Paperback Zondervan)
  • Qty Remaining Online: 25
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Date Published: Sep 1997
  • Pages: 416
  • Weight lbs: 0.76
  • Dimensions: 7.16" L x 4.67" W x 1.11" H
  • Features: Price on Product
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical;
  • Category: PRAYER

Chapter Excerpt


Chapter One

THE FIRST MONTH

* * *

DAY 1

The Attributes of God

You are my God, and I will give thanks to You; You are my God, and I will exalt You. I will give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good; Your loyal love endures forever. (Psalm 118:28-29)

You, O God, are the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. You alone have immortality and dwell in unapproachable light; no one has seen You or can see You. To You be honor and eternal dominion. (1 Timothy 6:15-16)

Pause to reflect on these affirmations about the person, powers and perfection of God.

The Works of God

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made human beings the rulers over the works of Your hands, and You put everything under their feet. (Psalm 8:3-6)

O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, Enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. (Isaiah 37:16)

Take a moment to consider the greatness of God's wonderful works.

My Relationship to God

O Lord, bless us and keep us; O Lord, make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us; O Lord, turn Your face toward us and give us peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

You have loved me, O God, and called me to be a saint; You, O God my Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ have given me grace and peace. (Romans 1:7)

Pause to thank God for the relationship that you enjoy with Him in Jesus Christ.

The Character I Want to Cultivate

Lord, who may dwell in Your tabernacle? Who may live on Your holy mountain? Those who walk uprightly and work righteousness and speak the truth in their hearts; They do not slander with their tongues or do evil to their neighbor or take up a reproach against their friends; They despise the reprobate but honor those who fear You. They keep their oath even when it hurts, lend their money without interest and do not accept bribes against the innocent. Those who do these things will never be shaken. (Psalm 15:1-5)

I will let my eyes look straight ahead and fix my gaze straight before me. I will ponder the path of my feet so that all my ways will be established. I will not turn to the right or to the left but keep my foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:25-27)

Take a moment to consider the greatness of God's wonderful works.

My Relationship to Others

Friends love at all times; They are born for times of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)

We must be devoted to one another in love, honoring one another above ourselves. (Romans 12:10)

Pause to review your relationships with others and to commit them to the Lord.

* * *

DAY 2

The Attributes of God

You, O God, are not a man, that You should lie, or a son of man, that You should change Your mind. Have You spoken and not done it? Have You promised and not fulfilled it? (Numbers 23:19)

You who are the Glory of Israel do not lie or change Your mind, for You are not a man, that You should change Your mind. (1 Samuel 15:29)

Pause to reflect on these affirmations about the person, powers and perfection of God.

The Works of God

One generation shall praise Your works to another, O Lord, and shall declare Your mighty acts. I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works. Many shall speak of the might of Your awesome works, and I will proclaim Your great deeds. (Psalm 145:4-6) Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and forgives the transgression of the remnant of Your inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will have compassion on Your people; You will tread their iniquities underfoot and hurl all their sins into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:18-19)

Take a moment to consider the greatness of God's wonderful works.

My Relationship to God

You lifted me out of the slimy pit, O God, out of the mud and mire; You set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. You put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to You, my God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in You, O Lord. (Psalm 40:2-3)

I shall know the truth, and the truth shall set me free. Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a child belongs to it forever. So if You, the Son of God, set me free, I shall be free indeed. (John 8:32, 34-36)

Pause to thank God for the relationship that you enjoy with Him in Jesus Christ.

The Character I Want to Cultivate

I will not let love and truth leave me; I will bind them around my neck and write them on the tablet of my heart. (Proverbs 3:3)

The love we have from You, O Lord, is patient, it is kind, it does not envy; love does not boast, it is not arrogant, it does not behave rudely; it does not seek its own, it is not provoked, it keeps no record of wrongs; it does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices with the truth; it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Take a moment to ask the Lord for the grace to grow in godly character.

My Relationship to Others

I will give generously to others without a grudging heart. (Deuteronomy 15:10)

I will not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is within my power to act. (Proverbs 3:27)

Pause to review your relationships with others and to commit them to the Lord.

* * * DAY 3

The Attributes of God

You, O Lord my God, You are God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome; You show no partiality and accept no bribes. You execute justice for the fatherless and the widow and love aliens, giving them food and clothing. (Deuteronomy 10:17-18)

As for You, O God, Your way is perfect; Your word, O Lord, is proven. You are a shield to all who take refuge in You. For who is God besides You? And who is the Rock except You, our God? (Psalm 18:30-31)

Pause to reflect on these affirmations about the person, powers and perfection of God.

The Works of God

To us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government is on Your shoulders. And You are called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of Your government and peace there will be no end. You reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from this time on and forever. Your zeal, O Lord of hosts, will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

You, Jesus, will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give You the throne of Your father David, and You will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and Your kingdom will never end. (Luke 1:32-33)

Take a moment to consider the greatness of God's wonderful works.

My Relationship to God

O Lord, You are my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; O God, You are my rock; I will take refuge in You. You are my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge-my Savior; You save me from violence; I call on You, Lord; You are worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:2-4)

Who will bring a charge against those whom You have chosen, O God? You are the One who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ Jesus who died, who was furthermore raised to life, who is at Your right hand, O God, and is also interceding for me. (Romans 8:33-34)

Pause to thank God for the relationship that you enjoy with Him in Jesus Christ.

The Character I Want to Cultivate

To fear You, Lord, is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding. (Job 28:28) To fear You, Lord, is the beginning of wisdom; All who practice Your commandments have good understanding. Your praise endures forever. (Psalm 111:10)

Take a moment to ask the Lord for the grace to grow in godly character.

(Continues.)

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