LIFe with God: May 25

Posted on May 25, 2012

Scripture

Judges 8

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Observation

After the victory God gave Israel, what did the people want of Gideon (22)? What was his response (23)? What error did he make (27 – an ephod is a priestly vest used to inquire of God)?

Application

Do I allow the focus to be on me when it should be on God? Do I try to circumvent God’s instructions even in an attempt to hear from God?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to follow Gideon’s example in resisting the people and giving glory to You, but keep me from his error of trying to hear from You in ways of my own invention instead of the ways You require. 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.

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for Public Service Professionals (Firefighters, law enforcement, and medical personnel)…

  • Strength to serve well
  • Safety/health
  • Salvation for lost & ministry opportunities for saved
  • Strong family/marriage relationships
  • Strong, God-honoring friendships

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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