LIFe with God: May 21-22

Posted on May 21, 2011

Scripture

Mark 12:13-44

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus teach regarding taxes? When asked about the greatest commandment, what was His response? What did He teach about giving to the Lord’s work?

Application

Do I give to the government what I should, and to God what I should? Do I love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength? Do I love my neighbor as myself?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for all that You give me. I ask that You would grow in me a heart that cheerfully gives the taxes I owe to the government, and cheerfully gives regularly whatever You lay on my heart to You and Your people. I ask that You would make me a person that loves You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength and that loves my neighbor as myself. I thank You that You are the God of resurrection power, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; You are not the God of the dead but of the living. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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)

SATURDAY
Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin)
  • Jeannie Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)
  • Janeth & Moy

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for Caldwell

  • 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

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican, Port of Tacoma

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for Star and Eagle

  • 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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