LIFe with God: August 1, 2013

Posted on August 1, 2013

Scripture

Hebrews 12:14-29

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Observation

What are we to hold on to? With what attitudes are we to serve God?

Application

Do I have a consistently firm grasp on grace? Do I serve God with reverence and awe, or have I become flippant and complacent?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, give me a heart that pursues peace and holiness. Keep me from bitterness, immorality, and irreverence. Thank You that You are no longer inapproachable, but that by the blood of Jesus You bid me come boldly before Your throne and make my requests known to You. Because I am receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let me hold on to grace. By it alone, I may serve You acceptably, with reverence and awe; for You are a consuming fire. I ask this 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:

  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Tris & Chris Miller
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan

Ministry:

  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for Unity in the Body of Christ…

  • that we would be united in our love for Jesus and each other
  • that we would encourage and support each other
  • that we would focus on Biblical principles in every arena of our lives
  • that we would have a spirit of cooperation in outreach
  • that Satan’s divisive strategies would be confounded

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21 (HCSB)

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