LIFe with God: December 26, 2013

Posted on December 26, 2013

Scripture

Luke 2:21-39

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What was Simeon’s experience with Jesus? What was Anna’s?

Application

Do I allow the Spirit to guide me and show me what God would have me do to proclaim Jesus as Lord and God? Do I thank God and speak about Him to all who are looking forward to eternal redemption?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You for the examples of Simeon and Anna, and for Your loving faithfulness to them. Thank You for the impact they had on Mary and Joseph. May I always follow the Holy Spirit’s leading as Simeon did, and be in prayer and service to You, thanking You and talking about You as Anna did. I thank You that, although my eyes have not seen Your salvation yet, my heart, mind, and spirit know I have received it in Jesus, the light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory to Israel. In His 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:

  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Tris & Chris Miller
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael & Jenn Morgan

Ministry:

  • Christian Pro-Life Ministries in Idaho (Idaho Chooses Life, Stanton Health Care, etc)

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for Outreach Ministries

  • God’s creative provision
  • For sound financial management and strategies
  • Salvation and spiritual growth for those to whom they minister
  • God’s anointing and leading for projects and programs
  • Volunteers and workers

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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