LIFe with God: November 3-4, 2012

Posted on November 3, 2012

Scripture

Psalm 106

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this psalm tell us about the behavior of Israel (and humans in general) through history? What does the psalmist say of God (1,43-46)? What is his prayer (47-48)?

Application

Do I recognize my sinfulness? Do I acknowledge that God remains good and faithful even when I am not? Do I understand and am I thankful that my relationship with God is not dependent on how good I am, but on how good He is?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in Heaven, Like the people described in this psalm, I fall short of Your standard so often. I willfully disobey You, I selfishly seek my own ends, and I give my heart to other things. I thank You that Your faithful love endures forever. I praise you that, though I continued to rebel deliberately and was beaten down by my sin, You rescued me many times. When You heard my cry, You took note of my distress, remembered Your covenant with me, and relented according to the abundance of Your faithful love. Save me, LORD my God, from my selfish, wicked desires, so that I may give thanks to Your holy name and rejoice in Your praise. May You LORD God, be praised from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, “Amen!” Hallelujah!

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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Keith Rast
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • James Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for God to provide the wisdom, resources, and volunteers needed to oversee this expanding global outreach to children.

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for area pastors and their families:

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Amy Brueggemann
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Ministry:

  • Provenance

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for the collection and processing of shoe boxes as we anticipate reaching a milestone this year–sharing the love of Jesus Christ with over 100 million children since the start of this project in 1993.

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

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:
For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free–and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. – 1 Corinthians 12:13 (HCSB)

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