LIFe with God: November 4

Posted on November 4, 2010

Scripture

Galatians 3:26-4:20

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Observation

How does being in Christ affect the relationships, standing, and prestige among fellow believers? What is the difference between “observing special days, months, seasons, and years” (verse 10) and celebrating Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and anniversaries?

Application

How can I help build unity across social and cultural barriers in my sphere of influence? Do I celebrate my life in Christ and all He has done for me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, Thank You for making me Your child through faith in Christ Jesus, and for baptizing me into Christ and clothing me with Him. And since You have done this to everyone who places faith in Him, give me spiritual eyes to see Christ in each believer, not being a respecter of persons regarding race, background, or social standing. Thank You for sending the Spirit of Your Son into my heart, the Spirit who calls out “Abba, Father.” I praise You because You delivered me from slavery to sin and the law, and made me Your child and Your heir. Because You have done this for me, please keep me from turning back to the weak and miserable principles of the world and becoming enslaved to them again. Help me to be on my guard against anyone who preaches anything that strays from Your truth. Keep me from becoming zealous for anything other than for Your will. 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 area pastors and their families

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

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