OCTOBER 24: TODAY'S WORD

TODAY'S WORD

John 21 and Psalm 21
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

 Empowering Father,
Estabilish and make me strong today;
shield and protect me from evil and make pure my soul.
Empower and embolden me with the truth of Your word; cleanse me from every form of impurity.
Let Your truth overcome and overwhelm all opposition.
Let Your word be quick on my tongue and swift in my soul.
Destroy and divide the schemes of the enemy;
Subdue and subject all that is not in keeping with Your truth.
Guide, council, and direct me.
Preserve and protect me.
Let me fear no man but only Your great and holy presence.
Draw Your bow against those who are cruel and those who make mischief.
Tangibly and openly, display Your loving favor upon my life.
Distuinguish me as Your servant, child, and heir.
Love me forcibly and approvingly, Loving Father.
These things I ask in the name of Your Son, Jesus.
Amen.
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Today's Reading:
John 21 ---> Psalm 21 ---> John 21
"And He said unto them, 'Cast the net on the right side of the ship and ye shall find.' They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of the fishes."
John 21:6
"Be Thou exalted Lord, in Thine own strength; so will we sing and praise Thy power."
Psalm 21:13
"Therefore, that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, 'It is the Lord.' Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship ..."
John 21:7-8
Additional Threads:
John 21:6 ---> Luke 5:4-10
Psalm 21:13 ---> Daniel 2:20-23
John 21:7-8 ---> Matthew 14:28-33
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What truths do you see?
Record three.
A thread of my own:
1) Jesus knows where the fish are and He knows where His men are.
 He can be trusted to direct our course and determine our catch at all times and in all seasons of our lives.
2) The power and strength of God is our sufficiency.
To look to others proves detrimental, disastrous, and disabling.
To look to God proves wise, empowering, and enabling.
3) We are each created uniquely by God and for God.
Peter's movements were swift, impassioned, and forcible;
John's movements were slow, trusting, and measured.
Both men were responsive to Christ but in very different ways.
God created each of us with a unique template of character and personality.
Be all of who "you" are ...
And be it unquestionably.
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