LIFe with God: May 31, 2013

Posted on May 31, 2013

Scripture

1 Samuel 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did the Philistines do with the ark and what was the result?

Application

What does this chapter reveal regarding God’s sovereignty and those who try to thwart His plans or demean Him? Do I truly believe God is sovereign and will accomplish every purpose He decides to?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, Sometimes it seems like evil will win and that Your people will be defeated. But I thank You that what my senses perceive is only part of the story, and often completely in error. Help me to always trust in you as the Sovereign God who has already won the battle and defeated every enemy in the scope of eternity! In the Name of Jesus, 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, Luc)
  • Keith Rast
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

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 teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
But You, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, and the One who lifts up my head. – Psalm 3:3 (HCSB)

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