LIFe with God: May 18

Posted on May 18, 2011

Scripture

Mark 10:17-52

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why was it hard for the rich young man to follow Jesus? What did Jesus predict about His disciples in regard to suffering? What did the blind man do when the crowd tried to quiet him, and what was the result?

Application

Do I allow the “treasures” of this life to interfere with following Jesus? Do I understand that Jesus predicted that those who follow Him will suffer in this world? Am I intimidated by the crowd, or am I willing to do whatever it takes to get closer to Jesus?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, I ask that You would keep me from being so attached to worldly treasures that I let them get in the way of Your Son and Your will. I want a heart that is willing to follow hard after You, even if it means I have to give up everything else. Help to understand that just as Jesus suffered in this world, as His follower, I, too, will have to suffer at times. Strengthen me to remain faithful and draw me close to You during those times. Like blind Bartimaeus, may I always keep calling out to Jesus, regardless of what the crowd thinks of me. I ask all of this in the name of the One who gave Himself for me, Jesus Christ. 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:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • 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 Kuna…

  • 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:
So submit to God. But resist the devil and he will flee from you. – James 4:7

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