LIFe with God: August 12

Posted on August 12, 2011

Scripture

Hos 13-14

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Observation

What had God done for Israel (13:4-6)? What did He say he would do for them (13:14)? What does He ask them to do (14:1-3), and what will He do in response (14:4-7)?

Application

Do I recall the things God has done for me and give Him thanks? Do I trust Him to deliver me from the power of death? Do I confess my sins to Him and repent of them, so He will heal my waywardness, trusting in His love, grace and forgiveness?

Prayer

Dear Lord, Thank you for all the times throughout my life and the lives of my ancestors when You have shown Yourself mighty and given deliverance. Thank You most of all for sending Jesus to die and pay the penalty for my sin, and for His resurrection power that delivers me from the power of death and the grave! When I sin, remind me to confess it, repent of it, and trust You for forgiveness and healing from my wayward spirit. 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)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. – Romans 10:17 (ESV)

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