LIFe with God: August 19

Posted on August 19, 2010

Scripture

Acts 18

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Observation

What was Paul’s relationship with Priscilla and Aquila? What was Priscilla and Aquila’s relationship with Apollos?

Application

What mentors have I had that have positively impacted my life for Christ? Have I thanked them lately? Have I thanked God for them? If they are no longer living, do I thank God for their influence on my life while they were living? Is there someone I am mentoring? If not, have I been praying for God to give me someone?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear God, the progression of godly relationships we see in this chapter is inspiring and encouraging. Thank You for people like Priscilla and Aquila, who work behind the scenes helping others to minister. Thank You for their support of Paul, and for their support of Apollos. Father, may I take the things I have learned from others and pass them along to those who are younger in the faith. Bring the people into my life that You would have instruct me, and also, I pray, bring me people that You would have me instruct, who may then pass along what they have learned.
Lord, we see in this chapter that Paul finally came to a point where the abuse of the Jews caused him to move on to minister to other people. Help me not to give up on trying to reach people too quickly, but when it is time to move on to someone who will be more receptive, please make that clear to me. May I be both an effective minister in the areas where You lead me, as well as supportive and encouraging to others who minister in different ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Pray to BLESS!
One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for Meridian

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. – 1 John 5:2

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