LIFe with God: April 13-14, 2013

Posted on April 13, 2013

Scripture

2 Corinthians 2:12-3:18

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Observation

Why doesn’t Paul need a letter of recommendation? What is the significance of the veil Moses wore after meeting with God, and the “veil” on the hearts of people hearing or reading Scripture?

Application

If I were the only “letter from Christ” someone ever read, would they have enough information and motivation to come to Christ? In what ways do I reflect the Lord’s glory and in what ways am I being transformed into His likeness?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, Thank You for making me Your child. May I be open to Your Spirit’s leading and obedient to Him, such that I am a letter from Christ, written not with ink but with the Holy Spirit, not on stone tablets, but on the tablet of human hearts. May I never fall into the trap of thinking I am competent to do Your work, for my competence comes from You alone. You have made me competent as a minister of Your new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Even the Law, engraved with letters on stone and bringing death, brought so much of Your glory that Moses had to shield his face with a veil. How much more glorious is the ministry of Your Spirit that brings life and righteousness! And thanks to Christ, I am not like Moses, who had to cover the glory with a veil until it faded away. In Christ the veil is removed, and in Your Spirit I have freedom. With an unveiled face, may I ever reflect Your glory, daily being transformed into Your likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from You. 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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Ross & Christy Stoltey (Spencer, Garrett, Conner, Katie, Grace)
  • James Williams
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

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 our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For Jesus to once again be Lord and King over our nation
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

SUNDAY

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

Ministry:

  • Provenance

CLF:

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

Community: Pray for our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ – Matthew 25:40 (HCSB)

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