LIFe with God: January 18

Posted on January 18, 2012

Scripture

Luke 16

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How can we tell if we’ll be able to handle the really big issues and responsibilities of life (10)? Why must we be careful not to let money become too important (13)? Why doesn’t God let departed Christians come back and witness to their loved ones (30-31)?

Application

Am I faithful in the little things with which I’m entrusted? Do I focus on treasures or on the One who gives all good things? Do I expect God to show me some incredible sign before I’ll believe Him and act on it, or is His word enough for me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Help me not to take the little things for granted. Rather, help me to remember to be faithful in the little things to train me to be faithful when i’m entrusted with in much. may I never put money on the same level or above You. Help me to view money as a way of furthering Your purposes, and keep me from loving it and letting it become my master. For no one can serve two masters. You alone, Lord, are my Master. May I never have a heart that demands You show me a sign before I’m willing to believe You and obey you. You’ve given me more than everything I need in Your Word, and I believe it! 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:

  • 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:
yet I will triumph in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! – Habakkuk 3:18 (HCSB)

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