Father thank You for today, this day I did not earn–only through Your grace has it been gifted to me. Thank You.
Father I pray for discernment and vision to see what You need me to see, to hear what You need me to hear, so that I may go where You need for me to go. Help me to see clearly those around me who are here to support and uplift me, as well as those who are near to derail me.
Fill me with the strength and courage to persevere even when it feels as though I can’t take another step forward. Fill me with love so that I never grow to hate those who would betray and hurt me. Father You know that I’m trying to be better and live better. Allow me to see and discern Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Three times Peter denied knowing Jesus, just as Jesus said he would. The fear of punishment by the chief priests was greater than the fear of what would come of him for betraying his Teacher. It didn’t matter how many years Peter walked beside Jesus, his loyalty was truly tested the day he chose to deny Jesus three times.
Fear is toxic. It can destroy you. It can cause people to lie, cheat, steal, and even betray their loved ones.
When Peter heard the rooster crow, he remembered what Jesus said, and the realization that he had quickly, easily, and without hesistation denied Jesus—the man he called his Messiah, his Lord, his Teacher— the pain had to be greater than anything he could ever fathom.
But interesting enough…he didn’t immediately step forward and say “yes I know Him. I am His disciple. He is…”
Think about that.
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.
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