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NAVIGATING THE NEW WEEK 1: Knowing Your New

NAVIGATING THE NEW BIBLE READING PLAN AND WEEKLY PROMISES:

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DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN

MONDAY:  Ecclesiastes 3

The Bible says that for everything there is a season, and that God makes everything beautiful for its own time.  What season is ending in your life and what season is beginning?  How would you describe the new season you are stepping into?  And what are you believing that God will make beautiful in this new season? 

 

TUESDAY:  Isaiah 43

Not only does God declare to His people that He is doing a new thing, but that He would lead and guide them through the new.  What promises does God make to you in this passage as you navigate the new?  Which of these promises stands out the most to you and how can you meditate on this promise throughout the day?

 

WEDNESDAY:  Genesis 1

God did an extraordinarily new thing when He created the heavens and the earth and every living creature in it, including man and woman!  And He created the new with His Word.  He spoke, and life came into being.  What has God spoken in His Word about your new season?  What creative power does His word have in shaping your new season?  How can you begin to speak God’s Word in faith over the new you are navigating?

 

THURSDAY: Romans 8

Romans 8 asks, “If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” and promises that overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loves us.  What challenges are you facing as you navigate the new?  How is God’s love greater than the challenges you are up against?  And how can you begin thanking and praising God for the overwhelming victory He has for you in this new season? 

 

FRIDAY: Hebrews 11

Hebrews 11 records the acts of faith of men and women throughout the Bible.  Which act of faith most relates to you as you step into the new?  What reward did this act of faith produce in the Bible, and what can this same faith produce in your own life as you trust Jesus?    

 

SATURDAY:  Matthew 3

Jesus began His ministry by being baptized.  He walked into this new season in full obedience, “fulfilling all that God required”, and in response, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him and God the Father audibly affirmed Him.  What is God requiring of you as you step into the new, and how can you practice full obedience that will open the windows of heaven over your life, enabling you to be led by the Holy Spirit and walk in a deeper understanding of your Heavenly Father’s affirmation?

 

SUNDAY:  Matthew 4

After Jesus was baptized, the Bible tells us that He prayed and fasted for 40 days.  It was there, in the wilderness, that Jesus was not only tempted by Satan, but was able to overcome each and every temptation.  And only after this time of prayer and fasting, did Jesus begin preaching and choosing His disciples.  How can you intentionally begin your new season by seeking God and His will through prayer and fasting?  What is the Holy Spirit leading you to do to devote intentional time to seek Jesus and His kingdom above all else in this new season?

(For a great resource on fasting, check out Jentezen Franklin’s New York Times bestseller fittingly titled “Fasting”.)

 

WEEKLY PROMISES FOR NAVIGATING THE NEW

20 Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.

-Ephesians 3:20-21 The Amplified Version

See, I am doing a new thing!(A)
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
(B)
    and streams in the wasteland.(C)

-Isaiah 43:19 New International Version

28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

-Romans 8:28 The Amplified Version

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