LIFe with God: July 19, 2013

Posted on July 19, 2013

Scripture

Hebrews 5:11-6:12

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Observation

What is the problem with people who just listen to the Word but don’t grow in it and implement it in their lives?

Application

Am I a mere spiritual infant when I should be spiritually mature? If so, am I willing to take action to change that?

Prayer

Dear God, I ask that I would not be a mere spiritual infant, always getting fed, always getting taught, but never growing or learning or maturing in You. Give me the initiative and wisdom to accept Your Word in faith and obey it and learn and grow from it. May I never take it for granted or turn away from it. Keep me from spiritual laziness, and empower me to serve You and Your people in love. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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 Meridian

  • 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:
So, you too consider yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, so that you obey its desires. And do not offer any parts of it to sin as weapons for unrighteousness. But as those who are alive from the dead, offer yourselves to God, and all the parts of yourselves to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:11-14 (HCSB)

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