LIFe with God: May 23

Posted on May 23, 2012

Scripture

Judges 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why did Israel become enslaved and oppressed by Midian (1-2)? What did they do (6)? Who did God raise up to deliver them (11-12), and what special traits did he have that qualified him for the job (15)?

Application

Do I do what is evil in the sight of the Lord as the exception or as the rule? Do I cry out to God when I am in need of deliverance? Do I believe God can use anyone He wants for anything He wants at any time He wants–even me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Keep me faithful to You! Please keep me from what is evil in Your sight. When I am facing trials, whether of my own making or not, help me to remember to cry out to You right away, not as a last resort. Give me faith to obey You and serve You in whatever ways You choose, trusting You to equip and empower me for the task. 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: Pray for Ontario…

  • 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:
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart. – Hebrews 12:3 (HCSB)

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