Key passage for daily reading: Luke 12:13-34
January 20, Sunday
Read Luke 12:13-34 in one sitting—it make sense as one story. Jot down one to three questions that come to mind and discuss them with a fellow believer.
>Prayer for today: Lord, open my heart to understand this passage, even if that means reading it again right now.
January 21, Monday $$
Maybe you’re so overwhelmed by debt that budgeting feels impossible. See what free assistance your bank offers for budget planning. Also see what your work offers for retirement planning.
>Prayer for today: Lord, help my next financial appointment to be a positive one even if the truth of my financial state isn’t something I’m happy with.
January 22, Tuesday
This story isn’t just for people who seem to be financially stable. How would you explain the universal lessons in this story to someone who is struggling to pay their basic bills?
>Prayer for today: Lord, regardless of the size of my bank account, show me what I treasure so that I can reconsider my treasures according to Your will.
January 23, Wednesday
Jesus tells His disciples not to worry. He’s talking specifically to people who have already chosen to follow Him. What are you worrying about, lately?
>Prayer for today: Lord, this is easier said than done but I’m going to trust You and obey.
January 24, Thursday
After reading this week’s key passage, ask yourself the following? Who am I in this story? Am I the brother who brought the initial question to Jesus? Am I the rich man? Am I one of the disciples hearing this powerful teaching from Jesus?
>Prayer for today: Lord, if I am so worried about my money that I’m holding it tightly, afraid to share, please show me what steps I can take to trust You. If I’m anxious about not being able to provide for myself or my family, please show me what steps I can take to trust You.
January 25, Friday
What is one change in your money practices that you need to make? How can putting Jesus first and trusting His direction in your life help you make that change?
>Prayer for today: Lord, Your word says that if we don’t have wisdom, we should ask You and You won’t be stingy about giving it to us (James 1:5). Please give me that wisdom as I make the following change in my finances: __________________________________________
January 26, Saturday
This is My Desire
This is my desire
To honor You
Lord, with all my heart
I worship You
All I have within me
I give You praise
All that I adore
Is in You
Lord, I give You my heart
I give You my soul
I live for You alone
And every breath that I take
Every moment I'm awake
Lord, have Your way in me
This Sabbath’s sermon will be from Luke 12:13-34. We hope you’ll join us at the Athens Georgia Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Our 10am Sabbath School classes (Bible study) are for all ages. We then come together for a joint worship service at 11am.