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					SUGGESTIONS TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR DEVOTIONS
   Brief Prayer seeking understanding
   Read the scripture
   Record insights and seek to make a personal application


FIRST SUGGESTION:                 “SPACE”
Ask: “Is there a …        SIN for me to confess?”
                          PROMISE for me to claim?”
                          ATTITUDE for me to change?”
                          COMMAND for me to obey?”
                          EXAMPLE for me to follow?”

SECOND SUGGESTION:
Ask: “WHAT DOES IT SAY?”
        (Record key words, phrases, or verse(s) that stand out)
                               and/or
      “WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME PERSONALLY?”
        (Complete the phrase, “I need …” or “I realize more fully …”)

                               and/or
      “WHAT CAN I DO IN RESPONSE TO THIS TRUTH?”
        (Complete the phrase, “I will …”)

THIRD SUGGESTION:
Consider the PEOPLE:
  “Who are all the people involved in this passage?”
  “How are these people like people in my world?”
  “What characteristics in myself do I see represented in these people?”
                                 and/or
Consider the PLOT:
       “What is happening in this story?
       “What is the conflict?”
       “What would I have done in this situation?”
       “How is this like what is happening in my life/in the world today?”
                                 and/or
Consider the TIMELESS TRUTHS:
       “What is the message for all mankind?”
       “What is the moral of the story?”
       “What does this mean for our society or culture?”
       “How is this relevant to my situation?”
       “How will this truth affect my life as I go back into the world I live?”

FOURTH SUGGESTION: (Write out your prayer)


   Close with PRAYER
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         Devotional
          Journal




  Sow a thought and you reap an act;
   Sow an act and you reap a habit;
 Sow a habit and you reap a character;
Sow a character and you reap a destiny!
                         Samuel Smiles
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