LIFe with God: May 7

Posted on May 7, 2012

Scripture

Acts 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How did Paul use his knowledge of the contention between the Pharisees and Sadducees to his advantage (6-8)? What wonderfully encouraging event happened to Paul (11)?

Application

Do I use the circumstances God provides to my advantage for ministry, while still maintaining integrity? Am I thankful for the encouragement of the Lord?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, Your Word tells us to be gentle as doves and wise as serpents. Help me to be on the alert as to how best to use the circumstances at hand to further my opportunities to witness, and to protect my life and safety, while maintaining integrity as Paul did. Thank You for the encouragement that comes from walking in the Spirit and being in Christ! 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 Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew)
  • Brian & Eileen Davis
  • Patti Doty

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for orphans and children in foster care…

  • that they would come to know the adoptive Father-heart of God
  • that they would be positively influenced by Christian workers
  • that God would bring Christian friends alongside them
  • that they would come to salvation
  • that they would be adopted by godly parents

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Now I implore you, brothers, watch out for those who cause dissensions and pitfalls contrary to the doctrine you have learned. Avoid them; for such people do not serve our Lord Christ. – Romans 16:17-18 (HCSB)

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