Day 15: Spurred On

15/21 Days of Prayer

Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,

If you have ever rode a horse you probably understand the concept of spurs. If you’re not familiar with spurs, they are most often used to get a horse to do what you want even when they don’t want to do what you’re asking.

This passage of scripture in Hebrews says, “spur one another on.” According to what we have learned about spurs, this means that we need people in our lives that will encourage us to do what we need to do even when we don’t necessarily want to do it. We not only need to receive this type of encouragement, but we need to give it to the people around us as well.

I am so thankful to be a part of a Community Group where we encourage each other, pray for each other, and spur each other on towards love and good deeds. You need people in your life! You will never be the person God has called you to be without people to spur you on.


God, thank you for surrounding me with people in my life to spur me on toward Your calling on my life. Thank you for my community group. Thank you for the people that pray for me, encourage me, and spur me on when I need it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(If you’ve never been in a Community Group make plans to join one this upcoming semester!

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Day 14: Right By My Side

14/21 Days of Prayer

Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

We live in a world that is more uncertain than ever. There are times when every passing day seems more overwhelming than the day before. This scripture in Deuteronomy has always helped me when I am facing uncertain circumstances in my life. It reminds me that God is with me and that I don’t have to live my life in fear of what I don’t know. I don’t have to obsess over what I can’t control! I can face whatever comes my way with courage because the God of the universe is with me and He is on my side.

Be encouraged today that no matter what you are facing, God is on your side. He has the solution to whatever problem you might deem unsolvable. He sees how it ends, and He’s urging you not to be afraid! Lean on Him to receive the courage you need today.


God, I thank you that you never leave me and you never forsake me. I thank you for the gift of your presence, your peace, and your comfort no matter what I am facing. Thank you for staying by my side in every situation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Day 13: Lamp Unto My Feet

13/21 Days of Prayer

Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

One of the greatest habits we can develop in our lives is reading God’s Word daily. I am so proud of you for sticking to this devotional for almost 2 weeks, and I want to encourage you to continue the habit of being in God’s Word every day even when this 21 day journey is complete.

We aren’t committed to being in God’s Word because of religious obligation, but because the Word lights our paths, gives us wisdom, and shows us the way of truth. God’s Word is a bright light in a dark world even when we don’t understand everything we are reading.

If you aren’t sure where to start reading your Bible, start in the book of John and read all the way until you get to Revelation. When you’ve done that, start again at John and continue the process. Develop a daily habit of being in God’s Word and watch as His Word changes you over time.


God, thank you for giving me your Word. Give me a passion to read your Word and wisdom to understand how it applies to my life. Thank you that your Word lights my way and shows me where to go and what to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Day 12: You’ve Been Served

12/21 Days of Prayer

1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

What if we lived our lives constantly looking for ways to serve others? We have a core value at One Church that “Servant Leadership is our identity.” When something becomes our identity it means that it is who we are all the time. So when servant leadership is our identity it doesn’t just mean we serve others, rather we are servants of others. Everywhere that I go I look for ways to help and serve the people around me.

What if we allowed the role of a servant to be so much a part of us that people can’t describe us without talking about our servant’s heart? What would it look like to live our lives focused on what we could do for others rather than what they can do for us?


God, help me to become someone that serves the people around me with love and with grace. Help me to see the needs of others not just on occasion but help it to become something I always see. Because people are on your heart, God, help them to be on my heart too. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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DAY 11: Be Faithful

11/21 Days of Prayer

Luke 16:10 (AMPC)

He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little [thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much.

We become people of excellence by making seemingly small, supporting decisions to be people of excellence in every area of our lives. If we are completely honest, sometimes we focus so much on what we don’t have that we fail to be faithful with what we do have. God’s desire is for all of us to be faithful with what we have been given.

Some of our biggest heroes in the Bible simply used what was in their hands to accomplish great things.

  • Moses used a staff in his hand to part the Red Sea.
  • David used a slingshot to take down a giant.
  • Gideon used 300 men to defeat a great army.

God wants to use you today to accomplish great things, and it starts with being faithful stewards of everything He has already given.


God, forgive me for the areas that I haven’t been a faithful steward of what you have given me. Help me to start today being faithful with what you have put in my hand. Holy Spirit, show me the areas that I haven’t been as faithful as I could be. Show me how to be faithful in those areas I haven’t been. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Day 10: Excellent Always

10/21 Days of Prayer

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

One of the greatest decisions we can make in life is to be excellent in all that we do. “Work at everything as if you are working for the Lord.” What would our lives look like if we did everything as if it was unto the Lord?

Excellence isn’t being the greatest at something, but always doing the best you can with what you’ve been given.

Excellence when no one is watching is just as important as excellence when everyone is watching.

Excellence is a choice.

We should work towards excellence even when we think no one notices or sees what we are doing. You have to decide that everything that you do will be done to the best of your ability.


God, help me to do everything with excellence. Help me to work at everything in my life as if I am doing it for you. Show me areas where I need to improve and grow in this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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