LIFe with God: December 23, 2013

Posted on December 23, 2013

Scripture

Luke 1:26-56

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Gabriel’s encouraging greeting and explanation to Mary? How was a virgin to be with child? What incredible event occurred at Mary’s arrival to visit Elizabeth? What was Mary’s response?

Application

Do I take God at His word, especially in regard to Jesus Christ’s arrival, life, death, and resurrection? Do I, like the then-unborn John the Baptist–respond to the news of Christ with joy? Do I give praise, glory, and worship to God for the gift of His Son?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, As Christmas draws near once again, amid all the activity and bustle may I take time to focus on the gift of Jesus and respond in joy, praise and worship! Thank You, Father, for 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:

  • 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 Ontario…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. – 1 John 4:9 (HCSB)

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