LIFe with God: December 13

Posted on December 13, 2010

Scripture

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus instruct His disciples to ask of God? For what did He tell them to rejoice?

Application

Do I regularly pray for God to send workers to the harvest field? Do I rejoice that my name is written in heaven, or am I more concerned with what I can or cannot do?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, I want to follow Jesus’ instruction, so I am asking You to send workers to Your harvest field, that many souls will be saved. May the eyes of the lost be open, and may they receive rather than reject Your grace. Grant that I would ever rejoice that my name is written in the Book of Life in Heaven, and not concern myself with what gifts or what authority I do or do not have. I thank You that You have already overcome all the power of the enemy and I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what You were pleased to do. Thank You for making the Son known to us so that we could know You. Help me to love You with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. May I show mercy, even as it has been shown to me. I ask that You would keep me from worrying about many things and focus on the one thing that is needed, my relationship with You, out of which every good thing flows. I ask these things in the name of Jesus, 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:

  • Amy & Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton
  • Travis & Hali Davidson
  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Brian & Eileen Davis

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For Jesus to once again be Lord and King over our nation
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. – Luke 1:68

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