LIFe with God: December 5, 2013

Posted on December 5, 2013

Scripture

Luke 21

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus teach about giving in this passage? How will we know when the return of Christ is near? What are we to do in the meantime?

Application

Do I give to God from my heart as He leads me? Am I prepared and watching for Christ’s return?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to remember that You desire Your people to be givers, whether out of their wealth or out of their poverty. Keep me from being wrapped up in the amount of the gift (whether my own or others’) and instead help me to focus on giving from a heart that is grateful to You, the Giver of all good things. May I be wise and vigilant as I observe the signs of the times, and keep me ever watchful and ready for the return of Christ! I ask this for Jesus’ sake and 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 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:
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27 (HCSB)

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