Intercession is the act of prayer to God on
behalf of others.
26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak,
but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we
should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us,
speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. 27 God already knows our
deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the
Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.
The Centers for Disease Control says nearly half
of all Americans suffer from chronic obesity. Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel G.
Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman wrote the life-changing weight-loss book The Daniel
The Daniel Plan entertains five main emphases: faith, food, fitness,
focus, and friends. This plan addresses the person as a whole.
The Daniel Plan
is a book about adopting a lifestyle centering on the fact that our bodies were
created by God as a temple of worship to Him. The Daniel Plan is a well-rounded
philosophy of eating and spiritual health.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
You should know that your body is a temple for
the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own
yourselves. God paid a very high price to make you his. So honor God with your
The book of Proverbs is God's wisdom for a blueprint
for a happy life. They are an example of wisdom, moral behavior and the meaning
of life.These are the proverbs of Solomon, the son of
David and king of Israel.
17 You cannot trap birds with a net if they see
you spreading it out.
18 But evil people cannot see the trap they set
19 This is what happens to those who are greedy.
Whatever they get destroys them.
Jesus said, “It is certainly true that when a man
enters the sheep pen, he should use the gate. If he climbs in some other way,
he is a robber.
He is trying to steal the sheep. 2 But the man who takes care
of the sheep enters through the gate. He is the shepherd. 3 The man who guards
the gate opens the gate for the shepherd. And the sheep listen to the voice of
the shepherd. He calls his own sheep, using their names, and he leads them out.
4 He brings all of his sheep out. Then he goes ahead of them and leads them.
The sheep follow him, because they know his voice. 5 But sheep will never
follow someone they don’t know. They will run away from him, because they don’t
know his voice.”
6 Jesus told the people this story, but they did
not understand what it meant. 7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you, I am the
gate for the sheep. 8 All those who came before me were thieves and robbers.
The sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters through me
will be saved. They will be able to come in and go out. They will find
everything they need. 10 A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came
to give life—life that is full and good.
11 “I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd
gives his life for the sheep. 12 The worker who is paid to keep the sheep is
different from the shepherd. The paid worker does not own the sheep. So when he
sees a wolf coming, he runs away and leaves the sheep alone. Then the wolf
attacks the sheep and scatters them. 13 The man runs away because he is only a
paid worker. He does not really care for the sheep.
14 “I am the shepherd who cares for the sheep. 15
I know my sheep just as the Father knows me. And my sheep know me just as I
know the Father. I give my life for these sheep. 16 I have other sheep too. They
are not in this flock here. I must lead them also. They will listen to my
voice. In the future there will be one flock and one shepherd. 17 The Father
loves me because I give my life. I give my life so that I can get it back
18 No one takes my life away from me. I give my
own life freely. I have the right to give my life, and I have the right to get
it back again. This is what the Father told me.”19 Again the Jews were divided
over what Jesus was saying. 20 Many of them said, “A demon has come into him
and made him crazy. Why listen to him?” 21 But others said, “These aren’t the
words of someone controlled by a demon. A demon cannot heal the eyes of a blind
3 “Great blessings belong to those who know they
are spiritually in need. God’s
kingdom belongs to them.
Blessed means you are wealthy in the spirit. The
spiritual needs of one person may be different from the spiritual needs of
another. Spiritual needs are sometimes neglected love, community, prayers, and inspirations
are not important. The person is concerned for the needs of themselves and does
not seek opportunities to share themselves but closes the door on bible study,
worship, and an active church life. When you know that you are in constant, spiritual
need God’s door is always opened welcoming you inside.
44 All the believers stayed together and shared
everything. 45 They sold their land and the things they owned. Then they
divided the money and gave it to those who needed it. 46 The believers shared a
common purpose, and every day they spent much of their time together in the
Temple area. They also ate together in their homes. They were happy to share
their food and ate with joyful hearts.
So put everything
evil out of your life: sexual sin, doing anything immoral, letting sinful
thoughts control you, and wanting things that are wrong. And don’t keep wanting
more and more for yourself, which is the same as worshiping a false God.