Daytona Busch Clash MRO Bible Time Lesson

Hello MRO Community Center families!!

Sending love and prayers to all of our MRO families!! It’s our first MRO Community Center Bible Time of 2021!! Join me for a Let’s Go God Story below!!!!

I’ll be back this weekend!!! Miss a weekend- No worries!! You can find them all here @ the mrocommunitycenter.com blog, Motor Racing Outreach Vimeo, MOtor Racing Outreach You Tube, Twitter and the MRO Community Center Facebook page!

“Your (God’s ) Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

Morning Nine: A Morning Prayer For Strength

28 Days of Focused Morning Prayer ~A Morning Prayer for Strength

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

God I look to You. Pick up your cell phone. Read the above verse and then listen to the empowering words that remind us to look to Him to be our strength and your song! Spend a moment in pure and undistracted words of praise to tour Heavenly Father. Soak it all in and let the Lord’s presence lead you through this day.

Lord, I am weary and don’t know when this “race” will end in my life. I feel like I’ve been running forever, trying to outrun this trial. Help me to stop trying to outrun my pain but rather run with endurance the race you have set before me. I know that because of you I am ultimately a victor over the trials in my life. I know that nothing in this world can separate me from your steadfast love. Please give me a measure of your love today; give me the strength to endure this trial. Thank you for your love for me that never ends! And thank you for the crown of joy that awaits me forever in your Kingdom! Amen.

Where Do We Find Strength?

Where do we find our strength? In the Lord our God!

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”

Nehemiah 8:10 “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!”

Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Psalm 34:10b “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Isaiah 26: 3-4 “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!”

Psalm 32:7-8 “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

Psalm 34:17 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.”

Isaiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”

It can be so easy to give into worry, fear and despair, but with Him we can find strength, and look forward to wonderful things. He gives us hope!

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43: 1-3

Morning Eight: A Prayer To Follow God Today

Morning Eight: A Prayer To Follow God Today

28 Days of Morning Prayer Focus

A Prayer to Follow God Today

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground”.  Psalm 143: 8-10

I love this Psalm. David has a beautiful way with speaking His heart to the Lord. David’s struggle with sin was real but He knew that following God would be His greatest gift to the world. King David is asking for protection, and affirming his trust in God. Faith and trust are crucial as a follower of Christ.

He was saying here not only will I put my trust in You, every day God’s mercies are new. He was affirming His trust in all of who he was as well. Kind David affirmed that He considered himself a servant of the most high God. Laying down his fear and doubt, David knew he could walk without fear into the unknown of what a new day may hold. Words in this passage worthy of our focus today.

Dear Lord, I don’t know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You. Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, Lord. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You wake me again tomorrow with the same sweet whisper of Your love? I can’t wait to meet with You again. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Morning Seven: A Prayer To Start The Day

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice

28 Days of Morning Prayer Focus

Morning Seven: A Prayer To Start The Day

Hosea 6:3: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

With this beautiful Scripture from Hosea, we can pray and proclaim God’s promises just like the prophet did.

-Just as sure as the sun rises, you will appear Lord.

-I will not fear anything this day may bring in my life, because You will be with me from the very beginning of the day.

Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you

and wait expectantly.”

This morning prayer focus reminds us to make communication with our Heavenly Father a priority in our lives.

In the morning before you get out of bed whisper sweet words of praise to the Father. He is right there waiting to put in place the beauty of the that only He can give!!!

Dear God, at the start of this new day, help me to exalt You above all else. Open the eyes of my heart that I might see you, and take it all in regarding how you are at work in my life. Give me wisdom to make the best choices, fill me with a desire to seek after you more than anything else in this world. Let your Spirit and power breathe in me, through me again, fresh and new.

Thank You that You are greater than anything that I may face today. Thank You that Your presence goes with me, and that my joy is never dependent on my circumstances, but it is my true and lasting strength, no matter what I am up against.

I ask that Your peace lead me, that it would guard my heart and mind in You. I ask for Your grace to cover my life this day. I love you Lord…I need you. In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

Morning Five: Pray for moments of thanksgiving

Morning Five: Look for opportunities for Thanksgiving

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The Power of a Grateful Heart

7 Things It Can Do

– It gets our eyes off ourselves, and helps us to focus back on God.

– It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.

– It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.

– It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.

– A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.

– It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.

– It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.

Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

2021 MRO Ladies 28 Day Morning Prayer Focus

Morning Three: New Mercies ~Good morning Lord

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”’Lamentations 3:22-24

Prayer:

Good morning, Lord! Today’s a new day, a chance for a new start. Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets, mistakes, or failures I may have experienced. It’s a good day to be glad and give thanks, and I do, Lord. Thank you for today, a new opportunity to love, give, and be all that you want me to be. Amen.

Matt Redman -Mercies {New Every Morning}

Your goodness, like the dawn, will break again. All Your mercies rising
In this heart again
And my soul begins to sing. They are new every morning
New every morning
Great is Your faithfulness
Your mercies are new every morning
New every morning
Great is your faithfulness

2021 MRO Ladies 28 Day Morning Prayer Focus

Morning Two: Claim and believe God’s Promises today

“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go… I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”   Genesis 28:15   

Heavenly Father, I have been so wishy-washy when it comes to taking hold of Your promises and making them mine. But today, I’m putting my foot down! I will not allow my human reason to talk me out of my spiritual inheritance. I will set my foot down on every promise that You have given me today. I’m going in! In Jesus’ Name, Amen

7 promises of God to cling to today.

1. I will be with you.

2. I will protect you.

3. I will be your strength.

4. I will answer you.

5. I will provide for you.

6. I will give you peace.

7. I will always love you.

2021 MRO Ladies 28 Day Morning Prayer Focus

Morning One: A Morning Prayer for God’s Presence throughout the day

“You have shown me the way of life, and You will fill me with the joy of Your presence.” Psalm 16:11

We can trust and know that when we ask to dwell in His presence, it is His deep desire to dwell with us. This is His heart for us. We can believe and trust that He is here and He is near.

The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:13

Note: I would encourage you when you get a moment to do a Biblical Word search of the word “presence”. You will be absolutely blessed and your faith in the Lord will be enriched!!!

You are loved ~Melanie

{Day One} Waiting For The King -25 Days of Advent


{Day One}

Get Excited!!

We aren’t the only ones who count down to Christmas. Back before the very first Christmas the Israelites (God’s Special Family) waited excitedly for the King that God promised to send in Isaiah 40:1-5

God Comforts His People:

“Comfort my people,” says your God. “Comfort them. Speak tenderly to the people of Jerusalem. Announce to them that their hard service has been completed. Tell them that their sin has been paid for. Tell them I have punished them enough for all of their sins.”

A messenger is calling out, “In the desert prepare the way for the Lord. Make a straight road through it for our God. Every valley will be filled in. Every mountain and hill will be made level. The rough ground will be smoothed out. The rocky places will be made flat. Then the glory of the Lord will appear. And everyone will see it.” Isaiah 40:1-5

I’m excited to share this special journey together with you!! The following story helps us to remember why Christmas is such an exciting time of year.

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After you have the read the story, make a list of words or pictures to describe the top ten things you love about Christmas. Hang it on your refrigerator or tape it to the wall. Keep it there until December 25 as a reminder! I pray that you will enjoy this short daily email!!

Let every heart prepare Him room!!!

Urgent: Atlanta & Homestead MRO CC Information

From Billy Mauldin- MRO

In an effort to do all we can to support the efforts nationwide to contain COVID – 19, and within our NASCAR family, the MRO Community Center services will be temporality suspended through Miami Homestead.

We remain available to support and encourage everyone the best we can by phone, text, or email and ask that you do not hesitate to reach out to us. As circumstances change, we will keep you up to date with regard to future events.

Monty and I are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused your family but we are all in agreement that out of respect to what NASCAR has encouraged for our community, that we as well adhere to their request for only essential workers to be present at the track.

Our prayers, love and support go with your families during this time of unrest in our nation. We will continue to trust a faithful God to lead, guide, direct and protect our NASCAR family in the days and weeks to come.