LIFe with God: December 15

Posted on December 15, 2010

Scripture

Luke 12

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why do Christians not need to worry? Contrast the difference between watchfulness and worry.

Application

Do I forget that my Father in Heaven calls me His own and knows the number of hairs on my head? How can I keep from getting stressed out and anxious?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Help me not to worry about my life and what I will eat or what clothes I will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes. I ask that You would remind me to consider the birds: though they do not sow or reap or own possessions, You provide for them, and Your Word says I am far more valuable to You than they. The lilies of the field are clothed in more splendor than even King Solomon. If You so magnificently clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and gone tomorrow, I can be sure that You will provide for me. So help me not to worry about such things, but simply to seek You and Your kingdom and to trust in You to take care of me. Jesus said my treasure is where my heart is. Set my heart on You, Lord. Remind me to be watchful and ready for Christ’s return, carrying out Your will while He tarries. In Jesus’ name I ask these things,  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:

  • Scott & Kristi Guinn
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Patrick Hall
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for County leaders…

  • Assessor, Coroner, Treasurer, Clerks, Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Sheriffs
  • that they would make sound financial decisions
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

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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