Life Lesson: April 24

24 Apr

Be amazed by God. Remember His graciousness toward you.

Meditate
Read Revelation 1:4-8. Read verse 7 over several times.

Sing
Thou Art Worthy¹

Thou art worthy. Thou art worthy.
Thou art worthy, oh Lord.
To receive glory, glory and honor,
glory and honor and power.
For Thou hast created,
hast all things created.
Thou hast created all things.
And for Thy pleasure they are created,
for Thou art worthy, oh Lord.

Message
As much as we hate to admit it, we often tend to become self-centered in our relationship with Jesus. We pray for things we need or we pray intercessory prayers for the needs of others. We thank God for the things He does for us and we get excited about the work that the Holy Spirit is doing in our lives. All of this is good and it has its place, but how often do we just spend time considering the greatness of God? Spend today being amazed by the wonderful God we serve. Instead of expecting God to fill us and speak to us today, give Him your full attention and your praise.

Blessing
Bless the Lord today by serving someone in need.

Move
Sing the song, Alleluia², and move around in worship to God.

Create
Make a list of the attributes of God from A-Z

Nourish
Share your meal with someone and see if you can spend the time talking about how good God is rather than talking with about your troubles or your neighbor.

Rest
Find 10 minutes to be still. Do nothing during this time. This is God’s time to renew you in mind, body and spirit.

Recreation
Go out and take pictures of God’s great creation. If it is a dark, gloomy or rainy day, go anyway and find God in nature. He is there in the great and the small.

Pray
Pray prayers of praise today. These are prayers that only reflect on God and His greatness.

Snacks
Fast from your snack today and spend time praising the name of Jesus. Feed your soul by looking at song, hymns, or Scriptures that speak of praising Jesus.

World Prayer
Using a map or globe, look at each area of the Earth. Place your hand on each part and pray for God’s rule and reign over that area.

Sleep
As you fall asleep tonight, repeat the words of today’s song, Thou Art Worthy

From morning until night, God wants us to worship and commune with Him. Start your day in His Word and then weave throughout the day these elements of devotion, worship, contemplation and service to others.

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LYRICS CREDIT: 
1) Thou Art Worthy, Pauline Michael Mills, CFO Sings, pg 232; 2) Alleluia, CFO Sings pg 10

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4 Responses to “Life Lesson: April 24”

  1. Phyllis Anderson April 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    Still loving these lessons. I print mine and put them in a notebook. Then I go through them and make my own notes. I make another copy and mail to my friend Marilyn Sams who is a long time CFO’er and now lives in a nursing home. She LOVES them and she will call me each week and sing the song to me. She was a song leader in CFO many years. And my guardian angel.

    • ACFO April 26, 2017 at 9:22 am #

      How precious. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. maryuht April 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Thank you for regularly posting CFO @ Home. A helpful addition would be a hyper-link to the scripture for the “meditation” (perhaps to Biblegateway.com). Also, I know that you do what you can to offer songs that are familiar to the masses. I appreciate the words being posted so I can meditate on the words. However, for a “sing” portion of CFO @ Home, if I am unfamiliar with the melody … Well, I think you can see where I am going. Maybe a link to an audio or video would help here as well?

    Blessings to all, Mary Uht

    • ACFO April 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      Thanks for your comments, Mary. These are good ideas — we’ll see what we can do to make this even more useful for you.

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