Scripture Union Daily Guide 20th November 2023: Guard your heart
SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE 20 NOVEMBER 2023 DEVOTIONAL
Read and Meditate on Today’s Daily Guide Devotional for 20th November 2023. May the Lord bless you as you study!
Today’s Topic: Guard your heart
Opening Prayer: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:1-9
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 3: Is there any command for me to obey?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 20th November 2023 Outline:
Notice the testimony of Paul about these two women (v.3). Genuine and mature Christians do have differences. We must not leave room for the devil to operate but resolve them, using the court of the believers instead of civil courts (1 Corinthians 6:1-8; Matthew 18:15-17).
The mind (or heart) is the centre of man’s decision making, his control tower. If your mind tells you that you are sick, you will likely feel terribly ill even though there is nothing physically wrong with you. Depression is sickness of the mind. Paul urges us to, “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5b, NIV). And Proverbs 4:23 exhorts, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (NLT). Notice Paul’s three charges in vs.4,6&8-9 so we can fully guard our minds (hearts) and take them captive. To be free of anxiety and falling into depression, let us lay our challenges before the Lord in prayer and hand them over to Him. The benefit of praying instead of worrying is the experience of God’s peace (see v.7).
And so? Let Christian virtues flood your mind. Then there will be less room to worry.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, keep me in perfect peace as my mind stays and trusts in you.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Numbers 6:24 ‐ 26
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Luke 23, 24; Romans 13; Psalms 125.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 20TH NOVEMBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: DECLARE HIS LORDSHIP
For dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. Ps. 22:28
THANK GOD FOR:
►Being Lord over all things in heaven and on earth.
►Declare His Lordship over every situation in our lives, families, work, ministry, and nation.
Chorus: He is Lord, He is Lord. He is risen from the dead, He is Lord. Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord
►Command every knee of sickness, disease, poverty, failure, oppression to bow in the name of Jesus Christ