LIFe with God: December 28, 2012

Posted on December 28, 2012

Scripture

Luke Luke 2:39-52

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What do we learn about Jesus from verses 51-52?

Application

Do I sometimes think that I have attained full Christian maturity? If Jesus had to grow in wisdom and be obedient, how much more do I?

Prayer

Dear Father, Thank You for Your Son, who had to grow and learn while on this earth, and who obeyed those You placed in authority over Him. If Jesus had to do that, I certainly need to infinitely more! Help me to be humble and to understand my need for growth and obedience. 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.

  • Michael & Jenn Morgan
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for the National Leadership Team volunteers who work with local churches to distribute the shoe boxes and to implement “The Greatest Journey.”

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 Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. – Luke 2:11 (HCSB)

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