LIFe with God: December 29

Posted on December 29, 2011

Scripture

Luke 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus tell Peter, James and John their mission would be (10)? Why did Jesus heal the leper and the paralytic? Why did He say He had come (31-32)?

Application

Am I following Christ and “catching people”? Do I bring my needs to Him in faith, believing that if He is willing, He can meet them? Do I remember that I was spiritually sick and needed His healing, and do I care for and pray for others to receive that eternal healing as well?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear God my Father, Impress upon me the need to “catch people.” Remind me that it is not my job to save them–only You can do that–but that it is my job to be sensitive to your Spirit’s leading and to share the Good News with others and to disciple them after they come to Christ. Lord, You have provided for me so many times and in so many ways. Remind me to bring ALL my needs and requests to You, believing that if You are willing, You will take care of them. Thank You for sending Jesus to save sick people like me, and for calling me to repentance and saving me from the power of sin and death for all eternity! Help me to remember that the people around me need that eternal healing, as well. I thank You in Jesus’ Name. 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:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for Teachers & Administrators & School Boards

  • Godly curriculum
  • God’s wisdom in teaching and leading
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Ability to inspire a love of truth and learning

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors! – Luke 2:14 (HCSB)

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