LIFe with God: April 28-29

Posted on April 28, 2012

Scripture

Acts 16

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Paul & Silas do after being wrongly beaten and imprisoned? How did God reveal His power? What did this lead to?

Application

Am I prepared to praise God even if I am abused and humiliated? Do I understand that God often uses just these kinds of situations to reveal Himself through His people?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in heaven, Thank You for the example Paul and Silas gave! May I follow their example. I ask that you would keep me from a complaining and self-entitled spirit, and help me to praise You even amid suffering, abuse, and humiliation. I ask that You would reveal Yourself to others in my life, and that you would receive all the glory. 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, Natalie)
  • James Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

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 Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Brook & Erica Butts (Brooklyn, Boston)
  • Chris Carlton

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican

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 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:
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:13-14 (HCSB)

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