We begin our lesson today with a story of window shopping, as a metaphor of seeing something we may not necessarily have. We’re on chapter five and day three of One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. As we follow the wilderness journey we can almost picture Moses in his long coat, standing on the tallest mountain and looking at the magnificent view prepared for him by the Lord. He was viewing the Promised Land and all its glory.
In our lesson, we are encouraged by author Priscilla Shirer to enhance our vision, praying specifically for “a view of the breadth and height of the abundant life God has for me.” Let’s make this our prayer today, and everyday of our lives.
Father, you bless us with Your presence today, as we come to you with open hearts ready to listen and study your word. We pray to fully see the breadth and height of the abundant life God which you have created for us. Fill our hearts with knowledge of the JOY you have planned for us, the unlimited LOVE you have for us and the eternal HOPE you give us. We praise you for being the creator of all things, and the author of our promised land. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- Lack of faith stops the believer’s journey with God at the edge of the promised land.
- If I want to experience all that God has for me, then obedience is the key.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.” Hebrews 12:5-6 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms Ephesians 1:17-20 NIV
On page 117 of the workbook, Priscilla suggests that we conclude the lesson by personalizing Ephesians 1:17-20 as a prayer. Click on the link to translate the verse into your favorite Bible version, and then write out your prayer.