LIFe with God: April 4

Posted on April 4, 2012

Scripture

Obadiah

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

This book was written around 556 BC, after the army of Babylon had destroyed the city of Jerusalem and its temple. The Edomites were the descendants of Esau, brother of Jacob, the progenitor of the nation of Israel. Rather than come to their cousins’ aid, they stood idly by, and even mocked, looted and participated in the destruction. What hope is given to Israel during this time. What allusion to Calvary is made?

Application

Do I step in the gap for God’s people, or do nothing or even get involved in the mob mentality? Do I retain my hope in the Lord even in devastating situations?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Help me to be a person who stands up for your people, not against them. Strengthen me to trust You and continue to hope in You even when chaos and destruction reign. 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)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • 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: Treasure Valley Churches – For elders, deacons, workers (volunteer and paid), and their families

  • Encouragement
  • Marriages/families
  • Finances
  • Work/life balance
  • Relationships, good friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Therefore, we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:5-6 (HCSB)

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