LIFe with God: December 31, 2013

Posted on December 31, 2013

Scripture

Ephesians 4:20-32

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this passage teach regarding the way a disciple of Jesus Christ is to live?

Application

What attitudes/actions described in this passage do I need to get right for the new year?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Today I commit before You that I will walk in the truth of the Messiah and not in my deceitful desires. Continue to renew my mind as I study Your Word, and help me to obey You and be a doer of the Word and not just a hearer. Help me to speak the truth, to not sin in anger, to speak, act and live honestly and in purity. Remind me that You have forgiven me, and so help me to forgive others rather than holding grudges. Help me to be an example of Your kindness and compassion to the world around me and to my brothers and sisters in Christ, for I ask this 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:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

Community: Pray for teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.
– 1 Corinthians 10:31 (HCSB)

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