LIFe with God: April 8, 2014

Posted on April 8, 2014

Scripture

Psalm 84

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does the psalmist long for (2)? Why (4-7)? How does he describe spending time with God (10)?

Application

Do I long to spend time in the presence of God? Do I consider one day with Him better than thousands anywhere else?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, Give me a heart that yearns to be in communion with You to the point that I cry out for You and praise You continually. For You are the only source of true joy and happiness, and You alone are my source of strength. Better one day with You than thousands anywhere else! For You, LORD God, are a sun and shield. You give grace and glory and do not withhold the good from those who live with integrity. LORD of Hosts, happy is the person who trusts in You! In the name of Jesus I offer You thanks and praise. 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 orphans and children in foster care…

  • that they would come to know the adoptive Father-heart of God
  • that they would be positively influenced by Christian workers
  • that God would bring Christian friends alongside them
  • that they would come to salvation
  • that they would be adopted by godly parents

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
So the one who boasts must boast in the Lord. For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends. – 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 (HCSB)

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