Posted by: heisourstrongtower | December 8, 2013

Many Strands Challenge ~ Seeking God’s Wisdom for 2014 ~ Day 69

Seeking God's Wisdom - Day 69

Today’s Assignment ~ Make sure that you have your prayer journal with you as you complete each day’s reading.  You are going to want to keep track of the verses that are resonating with you, as you read.

1. If you have not already done so, answer the questions in this blog-post;

If you have answered them…review your answers prior to reading today’s assignment.


2. Say a prayer asking God to reveal Himself to you through His word.


3. Read John 4 – 7 and as you read, highlight verses that are speaking to your heart and reflect on these questions…

• What is the main point of this portion?

• What does God – Father, Son or Holy Spirit – reveal of himself?

• What insight am I given about myself and into my life situation? Is there an example of a warning to heed? A promise to claim?

• What does Christ require of me now, in thought, word or action?

A reflection on today’s reading…

4 “Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. 5 One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?”

7 “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.”

8 Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!”

My Pastor’s message last night was about how we are called by Jesus to “stand”, and then as I read today’s assignment, verse 8 jumped off the page and into my face!  Jesus does call us to stand and in many different ways.

Whether it is to….

“Stand up and walk”

“Stand firm”

“Stand in the gap”


“Stand at the door and knock”

“Stand still”

And most importantly to know that God is always “standing with us”, so who can “stand” against us.

Are you standing for the Lord?

Are you remembering that He stands with you?


Check out the information below, I am changing up the schedule for the remainder of our challenge.

New Testament 90 – Day Challenge

I have changed up the schedule for the end of our Many Strands Challenge ~ Seeking God’s Wisdom for 2014.  I am going to cut five days from the end of our schedule and you may use the extra days to catch-up or however you feel God is calling you to use them.  Here is the schedule for the next 17 readings.

Day 69 ~ December 9 ~ John 4 – 7

Day 70 ~ December 10 ~ John 8 – 11

Day 71 ~ December 11 ~ John 12 – 15

Day 72 ~ December 12 ~ John 16 – 21

Day 73 ~ December 13 ~ 2 Thessalonians (ALL)

Day 74 ~ December 14 ~ Philippians 1 – 4

Day 75 ~ December 15 ~ 2 Peter (ALL)

Day 76 ~ December 16 ~ 2 Timothy 1 – 4

Day 77 ~ December 17 ~ Revelation 1 – 3

Day 78 ~ December 18 ~ Revelation 4 – 5

Day 79 ~ December 19 ~ Revelation 6 – 7

Day 80 ~ December 20 ~ Revelation 8 – 10

Day 81 ~ December 21 ~ Revelation 11 – 13

Day 82 ~ December 22 ~ Revelation 14 – 15

Day 83 ~ December 23 ~ Revelation 16 – 18


Day 84 ~ December 26 ~ Revelation 19 – 20

Day 85 ~ December 27 ~ Revelation 21 – 22

Use the remainder of the days leading up to 2014 affirming your One-Word Resolution with God and preparing your heart and your mind for what the Lord has in-store for you in 2014!





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