LIFe with God: September 27, 2013

Posted on September 27, 2013

Scripture

Revelation 18

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why did God call His people out of Babylon (verse 4)? Is it legitimate for Christians to rejoice when God punishes evildoers (verses 5-8, 20)?

Application

In what ways do I need to “come out” of the world in which I live? Am I more worried about offending other people than I am about rejoicing in God’s righteous judgment?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, I ask that you would show me the areas in my life that are spiritually like Babylon, and make me obedient to Your call to come out from them. I ask that You would give me compassion where You have compassion, but that I would also rejoice in Your righteous judgment when You decide to punish the rebellious and unrepentant. I pray 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.

  • 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 business professionals providing goods and services

  • God to be glorified by excellent work
  • Ministry to occur in the workplace
  • Godly employers and employees
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Sound financial strategies
  • Strong, God-honoring relationships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. – Ephesians 1:3 (HCSB)

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