LIFe with God: August 23, 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012

Scripture

Esther 6

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What insight do verses 6-9 give us into Haman’s character? How do we see the biblical principle that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble clearly illustrated in the following verses?

Application

Do I automatically assume that everything is always all about me? What steps do I need to take to help ensure that I will be less like Haman and more like Mordecai?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father, Thank You for showing Yourself faithful to Your promise that while You resist the proud, You give grace to the humble. Keep me from being a proud schemer like Haman. Instead, may I be humble in heart like Mordecai. 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:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Joe & Sheala Lehosit
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

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:
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Try to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:17-18 (HCSB)

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