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ENCOUNTER AT THE RIVER



Mark 1:1-8 // Matthew 3:13-17


Our prayer for you this week: Justice behind you. // Humbleness alongside you. // Kindness before you.


WEEK 1

CONGRATULATIONS! You are beginning your journey. Take the next few moments to take deep breaths, visualizing your journey ahead. Is it full of wonder and awe or is it foggy and gray? Whatever it is, know that Jesus is with you. This is one truth that you can hold onto. Our prayer for you is that you will see beauty and even some bit of ‘aha’ moments on this journey in encountering more of who Jesus is. Blessings to you! And enjoy the ride!


DAY 1

Read: Mark 1:1-8

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.I think through the ways that I am preparing the way for Jesus to work inside of my life.I ask Jesus to help me build a clearer path on which I will walk with him on.


DAY 2

Read: Matthew 3:13-17

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.I think on the powerful ways that Jesus may have been present in my life.If there are any, I ask for forgiveness for missing out on recognizing Jesus’ presence in those moments.


DAY 3

Read: Mark 1:1-8

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.As John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus to enter into others’ lives, how can I be one who prepares the way for Jesus to be revealed around me?


DAY 4

Read: Matthew 3:13-17

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.Just as John was a baptizer of Jesus’ ministry, I give Jesus permission to enter into my journey.I think on tangible actions that will look like for me.


DAY 5

Read: Mark 1:1-8

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.I think on the powerful ways that Jesus may have been present in the past four days in prayer with Him.If there are any, I ask for forgiveness for missing out on recognizing Jesus’ presence in those moments.


DAY 6

Read: Matthew 3:13-17

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. If it helps, have a timer next to you to give yourself space in between each statement.

I am grateful to God for the big and small things in my life.I think through this movement of prayer that I placed in my life to prepare the way for Jesus to work inside of my life.I ask Jesus to help me build a clearer path on which I will walk with him on.


DAY 7

Read: Matthew 3:13-17 & Mark 1:1-8

Take at least 5 minutes alone and meditate with some time on the following statements. What words or phrases have stood out for you. Think on them and repeat them in your mind or out loud. Take time to process what they mean to you and why they stand out.



LONG BEACH SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST