LIFe with God: January 24, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

Scripture

Psalms 11-15

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Observation

Psalms 11-13 have a common theme: the wicked oppressing the righteous. Yet, how does David end each of these psalms? What does the Bible call the person who says there is no God? What does Psalm 15 tell us about the person who follows and obeys the Lord (verse 5b)?

Application

Do I praise and trust in the Lord even in difficult times and even when I’m being unfairly treated? Do I seek after God and nurture my relationship with Him so that I will never be shaken?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, As I look at the world around me, I see evil men flourishing while many people who faithfully follow You are persecuted. Yet I know that one day You will judge the wicked. I know that You love justice and that those who have the righteousness of Christ will see Your face. Though we may be persecuted in this life, You will keep us safe and protect us from such people throughout all eternity. Though evil may pursue me, I have trusted in Your faithful love; my heart will rejoice in Your deliverance. I will sing to You because You have treated me generously. Those who say You do not exist are fools. They are corrupt; their actions are revolting. There is no one who does good. But those who are in Christ receive His righteousness, and You are with them. You are our refuge, and when we remain in You, we can never be moved! Thank You, Father! I pray this 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.

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luc)
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

  • 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:
But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. – 2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (HCSB)

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