Welcome to Day 4 of 21 Days of Prayer + Fasting 2023. To follow along, visit FoursquarePrayer.org.
Do you remember your life before you knew Jesus? Can you recall the unfolding of revelation that He is Savior, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and Soon-Coming King? Do you recall the love that washed over you, the passion that compelled you and the revelation that guided you then? Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’”
—John 1:29 (NKJV)
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
—Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)
“But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”
—John 20:31 (NKJV)
Prayer + Reflection
- Pray on your own: “Jesus, use my story to reach somebody in my life personally and tangibly. I want to expand the gospel every day of my life.”
- Pray as a church: “Jesus, guide us as a church to tell our story that leads others to You.”
- Pray with your family: “Jesus, teach us to become witnesses to our community, revealing Your love and sacrifice for all.”
Read Galatians 5:22-23. When our lives display the fruit of the Spirit, others see the love and truth of Jesus. Write down each of the nine fruits of the Spirit on pieces of paper and place them in a jar. As a family, take turns pulling out a piece of paper and sharing examples of what that characteristic practically looks like at work, school or home. End with a prayer of blessing for each family member: “May God continue to transform you. May His Spirit empower you to boldly display the fruit of the Spirit to the world.”