Tea with Two Verses

My Tea Cupp PrayersNow thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (NKJV)

Have you ever read your Bible and got stuck on just a few verses?  Those verses jump out at you as something God has for you today.  You underline them,  you ponder them, you ask, “God what’s this all about?”  Jesus must really enjoy when He gets our attention as we dig into His Word.

I love it when the verses I underline have all the parts for My TEA CUPP Prayers.  The verse above from 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 is like that.  First I noticed the “thanks”  and put a “T” next to it in my Bible.  Then I realized God was calling me to smell good and put a “C” for calling next to “fragrance of Christ.”   As I kept digging, soon all the parts of My TEA CUPP Prayers were there.  And so I share with you today, TEA in TWO VERSES:

T for Thanks: 

Now thanks be to God who…

(Dear Jesus, thank You for Your many blessings…)

E for Exalt:

 …the fragrance of His knowledge in every place…

(Father, be glorified in every place I go today…)

A for Admit:

 …and among those who are perishing…

(Jesus, forgive my sins and save all who are perishing…)

C for Call:

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ…

(Dear Lord, please help me smell good to You and to all I meet today…)

U is for Understanding our story:

…and through us diffuses…

(Jesus, this is my story, You are using me to spread Your fragrance to others.  Thank you for letting me help You!)

P is for Promises:

 …always leads us in triumph in Christ…

(Oh, Lord, I claim your promise for triumph and victory through Jesus Christ…)

P is for Petitions:

…among those who are being saved.

(Now Jesus I lift up to you all the saints, all my family, all on my prayer list…)

In Jesus’ precious Name I pray, Amen.

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Won’t you join Jesus today for TEA with TWO VERSES?  May the aroma of your TEA time stay with you all day.

Scripture is taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.

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