LIFe with God: August 3-4, 2013

Posted on August 3, 2013

Scripture

Hebrews 13:15-25

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What kind of sacrifices please God? How are we to interact with our leaders?

Application

Do I continually praise God? How can I “do good and share what I have” today? Am I obeying and submitting to my spiritual leaders?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Through Christ may I continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to You, that is, the fruit of my lips, acknowledging Your name.  May I not neglect to do good and to share what I have, for You are pleased with such sacrifices. Remind me to obey my leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over my soul and will give an account for their work. I want to let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for me. I pray for them, that they would have a clear conscience and desire to conduct themselves rightly in every respect.  Now may You, the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip me with every good thing to do Your will, working in me what is pleasing before You through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. 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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Ross & Christy Stoltey (Spencer, Garrett, Conner, Katie, Grace)
  • Brandi Taylor
  • Sree Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for area pastors and their families:

  • Encouragement
  • Faithfulness in the Lord’s work
  • Finances
  • Marriage/family relationships
  • Work/life balance
  • Deep friendships and support from other Christian leaders

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Amy Brueggemann
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton
  • Mike Daniels

Ministry:

  • Provenance

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Treasure Valley Churches – For elders, deacons, workers (volunteer and paid), and their families

  • Encouragement
  • Marriages/families
  • Finances
  • Work/life balance
  • Relationships, good friendships

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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