3:16 Plan - Week 5 - Day 3 - Year 3 - Matthew 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45

A great prayer for those we love:  Lord let them be close to You!

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word 

Matthew 20:28 - the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Read - Matthew 20:20–28; Mark 10:35–45



Maybe this mother was a bit too forward but her heart idea was right…asking that your children be close to God (now and forever) is a great prayer.  However, never let this type of thing lead to pride or title or entitlement.  


Lord, I ask You to keep me and those whom I love close to You. 

Extra Discovery

Go back to yesterday’s teaching on the last being first…Matthew 20:16. 


Jesus reveals that those who are to be close to Him will deal with the same problems He did…not just the same blessings.  Suffering can be part of the Lord’s sanctifying work for the Mended follower of Christ.  How can one endure such things?  When we are Morphed by the Holy Spirit then He transforms us so that we can not only endure but can thrive in the face of such struggle.  Do you have struggles and suffering in your life that are beating you down?  Ask for more of God’s Spirit in your life.