LIFe with God: September 11, 2013

Posted on September 11, 2013

Scripture

Revelation 4

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Observation

What is the significance of the description of this scene in heaven?

Application

Do I treat God with the glory, honor, and reverence He deserves?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I praise and honor You as the one seated on the throne like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircling the throne. As I read of this heavenly scene–with the twenty-four other thrones in a circle around Your throne, and seated on those thrones the twenty-four elders dressed in white clothing with golden crowns on their heads; the seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God, that burn in front of Your throne; and in front of the throne is something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and From Your throne come out flashes of lightning and roaring and crashes of thunder–I can only respond in worship. The splendor and beauty of this description of Your royal presence fill me with awe. Like the four incredible creatures around Your throne, I declare: “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, the All-Powerful, who was and who is, and who is still to come,” and I give glory, honor, and thanks to You, the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever. With the twenty-four elders, I throw myself to the ground before You and worship You, and I offer all I am and all I have before Your throne, saying: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since you created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created!” 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:

  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Darrell & Fralina Leatham

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for your neighbors…

  • That God would provide opportunities for you to minister to them
  • That unbelievers would receive Christ as Savior and Lord
  • For their marriages / family relationships
  • For their finances / employment
  • Any specific needs of which you’re aware

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Therefore, since we have this ministry because we were shown mercy, we do not give up. Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth. – 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 (HCSB)

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