LIFe with God: October 8

Posted on October 8, 2010

Scripture

1 Corinthians 8

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Observation

How can something be sin to some people, but not to others? When does one person’s freedom become another’s stumbling block?

Application

Have I done something that wounded another believer’s conscience? Have I confessed that to the person and to God? Do I let my freedoms cause others to sin? Do I impinge on the freedom of others and treat them with judgment and condemnation?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, Help me to use what knowledge I have to build others up rather than to tear them down. On debatable, non-essential issues, please give me discernment to know whether to exercise my freedom or to practice restraint for the benefit of someone else. May my freedom not cause someone else guilt or anxiety or lead them into sin. Likewise, may my convictions on everything but the essential tenets of the faith not cause me to be judgmental, and keep me from imposing my personal standards on another who has freedom in Christ. But if some freedom I have causes another Christian to sin, make me willing to give up that freedom–may the other person always be more important to me than my freedom. 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for marriages in our community…

  • that Christ-like love would be exhibited
  • for good communication between spouses
  • for unity in finances
  • salvation for non-believing spouses
  • that they would balance work and home life
  • that Godly friends and mentors would come alongside them.

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:11

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