LIFe with God: June 25, 2013

Posted on June 25, 2013

Scripture

1 Samuel 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How did Saul reveal that the tearful apology from 24:17-21 was not true repentance from the heart? How did David reveal that he was a man of integrity? What was the result at the end of the chapter?

Application

Do my actions measure up to my words when it comes to confession and repentance? Do I keep my word and trust God, even when a chance to take the “victory” into my own hands presents itself?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, Thank you for the examples and lessons from the lives of David and Saul. Strengthen me to have the heart and character of David, who had opportunities to take things into his own hands but instead trusted You to take care of Saul when and how You saw fit. Keep me from the partial, purely emotional “at the moment” repentance of Saul, and help me to follow through such that my actions match my words. 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:

  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

Community: Pray for Public Service Professionals (Firefighters, law enforcement, and medical personnel)…

  • Strength to serve well
  • Safety/health
  • Salvation for lost & ministry opportunities for saved
  • Strong family/marriage relationships
  • Strong, God-honoring friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
I love You, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:1-2 (HCSB)

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