LIFe with God: June 21, 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013

Scripture

1 Samuel 23

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Observation

How did David display his trust in God? How did God reward that trust? How did David answer King Saul’s queries? How did Jonathan show his heart for God and for David? How did God use even the enemies of Israel to serve His purpose and protect David?

Application

Do I have more concern for my personal safety than for obeying and bringing glory to God? Do I trust God to protect and reward me? Do I encourage others and show them the love of Christ when they are facing difficulties? Do I believe God is sovereign and can use even the schemes of His enemies to work out His purpose?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, May I have the courage of David to obey You and fight the good fight, trusting You to protect and reward as You see fit. May I have the compassion and humility of Jonathan, looking out for the interests of others above my own and encouraging them when they are facing trials of all kinds. And may I ever trust in You as the Sovereign King of the universe, who always has everything under control, even to the point of being able to use attacks of the enemy for the good of those who are faithful to You. 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 Nampa

  • 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:
Remain alert. Keep standing firm in your faith. Keep on being courageous and strong. Everything you do should be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (ISV)

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