LIFe with God: October 7, 2013

Posted on October 7, 2013

Scripture

Daniel 2

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Observation

What was Nebuchadnezzar’s unusual demand (5,9)? How did the mediums, astrologers and “wise men” reply (7,10-11)? What was the king’s response (12)? Why was Daniel able to accomplish the demand (16-19)?

Application

Do I regularly seek God in prayer, or am I guilty of relying on human “wisdom”?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, I thank You that You are the Sovereign, all-knowing, all-powerful God of the universe. Kings are only kings because You chose to make them kings, and remain kings only as long as You allow it. All things are known to You, including the length of the reigns of kings and empires even in the future. Thank You that You revealed Your wisdom in its fullness in the person of Jesus Christ, and You reveal Your wisdom to Your people as You see fit in Your perfect timing. May Your name be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to You. You change the times and seasons; You removes king and establish kings. You give wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. You reveal the deep and hidden things; You know what is in the darkness, and light dwells with You. I offer thanks and praise to You, God of my fathers, because You have given me wisdom and power in Your written Word, in the Living Word Jesus Christ, and in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit who guides, directs and teaches Your people all things. In Jesus’ Name, 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:

  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Brandon & Lindsey Dockins (Gianna)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for single adults…

  • To embrace Christ as their best friend and lover of their souls
  • To more fully grasp the family heart of God
  • That God will bring them Godly friends to care for and support them
  • That God will give them a peace and drive away loneliness
  • That God will provide them with meaningful work & ministry in which to use their gifts

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
I love You, LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:1-2 (HCSB)

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