Day 30 – The encounter we need

Read Isaiah 6:1-8 Call to Prayer Isaiah 6 begins by grounding us in a particular time and place in history: “In the year that King Uzziah died…”. The death of a king was significant; it meant massive change politically, socially, and economically. And yet in the middle of unrest and uncertainty, Isaiah has the encounter we all need — Isaiah …

Day 29 – Humble yourself before God

Read James 4 Call to Prayer Jesus’ brother wrote James 4 to people inside the church. People “out there” were not the big problem. They were. Often, we are our own barrier to peace. The things we want to see God do in the world, we first need to ask Him to do in us. As you draw near to …

Day 28 – Are we tolerating or teachable?

Read Revelation 2:18-29 Call to Prayer Revelation 2:18-29 reminds us that Jesus is both beautiful and fierce. He is patient, giving time and opportunity to repent. He searches the mind and heart and rewards us according to our works. We must not tolerate personal or corporate sin. Today, as you read, fast, and pray, may you be aware of God’s …

Day 27 – God’s plans are better

Read Haggai 2:1-9 Call to Prayer It’s easy to be discouraged when expectations aren’t met or things don’t go the way we planned. Unmet expectations are no match for God’s goodness. In Haggai 2:1-9, God encourages His people to not be dejected when the present isn’t like the past. As you bring your unmet expectations to Lord, may you hear …

Day 26 – Whose house are you building?

Read Haggai 1 Call to Prayer Haggai 1 reminds us that building God’s house is better than building our own kingdom. Our upside-down value system gets exposed when our unstable selfish desires meet God’s stable plan. During this odd time to be alive, we know all too well what it’s like to have circumstances expose our entitlement. God loves giving …

Day 25 – God is ready to forgive

Read Micah 7:18-20 Call to Prayer Through Micah, God announces judgment on His people for turning away from Him. The gravity of their sin is immense. But in the last three verses, the Lord promises they’ll see His grace, patience, love, and faithfulness once again. Why does God forgive His people so readily? Because He delights in steadfast love (Micah …

Day 24 – What does God want?

Read Micah 6:6-8 Call to Prayer It can be hard to know how to hear God’s voice. What does He sound like? What does He want? Praise God that He trains us to hear His voice and know His heart through His Word. Micah 6 tells us what actually pleases God. It’s not our religious routine, our outrageous offerings, or …

Day 23 – He will be our Shepherd

Read Ezekiel 34 Call to Prayer It’s hard to know who to trust these days. Leaders in every sector of society flood the airwaves with opinions. Who can we trust? In Ezekiel 34, God holds Israel’s leadership accountable for their failure to shepherd His people well. There is only one perfect Shepherd: Jesus the Messiah. Let’s trust His promises in …

Day 22 – This is how we fight our battles

Read 1 Peter 5 Call to Prayer In 1 Peter 5, after setting a high standard for church leaders, Peter instructs everyone to live rooted in humility — something we all need. Humility has never been more important. In a time of division, humility allows us to become unified. Humility allows us to hear other’s perspectives. Humility comes from knowing …

Day 21 – A call to remain faithful

Read Revelation 2:12-17 A Call to Prayer In Revelation 2:12-17, Jesus encourages the church to remain faithful in the face of the enemy’s schemes. Though we’re in the world, we are not destined to fall into the world’s traps. As you read, pray, and fast today, may you remain faithful. May you live in the face of uncertainty, resist temptation, …