LIFe with God: September 6, 2013

Posted on September 6, 2013

Scripture

Revelation 2:1-11

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Jesus’ rebuke for the church at Ephesus? What was His praise for the church at Smyrna?

Application

Am I doing good works out of a heart of love or from another motive? Do I endure persecution and difficulty faithfully?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, I believe Jesus knows my works, good and bad. I ask that I would return to my first love for Him and obey Him from a heart of love. Help me to endure faithfully for You, no matter what the circumstances, knowing that I cannot be harmed by the second death. 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 the salvation of the lost

  • Readiness to repent
  • Hearts prepared to hear God’s voice
  • Deep dissatisfaction and unrest with life without Him
  • Godly influences

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Now to the one who works, pay is not considered as a gift, but as something owed. But to the one who does not work, but believes on Him who declares the ungodly to be righteous, his faith is credited for righteousness. – Romans 4:4-5 (HCSB)

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