LIFe with God

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly – Colossians 3:16 (NET)

In order for the Word to dwell richly in us, we need to do more than just listen to a sermon on Sunday morning or on the radio once in a while. Daily time alone in the Word is essential to grow in Christ and be an effective disciple for Him. And for believers to live in unity and to minister together effectively, they need to be in prayer for each other throughout the week.

To that end, we offer “LIFe with God” (LIFe = Living In Fellowship), a daily devotional published by Pastor Scott F. Guinn. Each installment includes a Scripture reading (taking us through the entire Bible in three years) along with observation and application questions, and a guided prayer time that helps us to us to pray for every person in our church and every missionary/ministry we support each week.

You are encouraged to participate! It will take a little effort and discipline to build this habit, but the benefits are out of this world!

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LIFe with God: August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Scripture

1 Peter 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What has God done for us (3-5)? Why does God allow us to go through difficult times (6-7)? What is the goal of our faith? How do we get our minds ready for action? How are we to conduct ourselves? How are we to live with fellow believers?

Application

Am I thankful that God has given me new life in a living hope through Christ’s resurrection? Do I truly believe there is an eternal and incorruptible inheritance in heaven being kept for me? Do I rejoice even in trials, understanding that God is using them for my good and His glory? Do I rejoice in the salvation of my soul? Is my mind ready for action with my hope set completely on the grace of the culmination of salvation at Christ’s Return? Do I live in holiness, purity and obedience before God and man? Do I love my brothers and sisters in Christ sincerely and earnestly

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I praise You, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to Your great mercy, You have given me a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted and unfading, kept in heaven for me. Thank You that I am being protected by Your power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. I rejoice in this, though now for a short time I have had to struggle in various trials so that the genuineness of my faith–more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. I love Him, though I have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, I believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because I am receiving the goal of my faith, the salvation of my soul. Even the prophets who prophesied about this grace that would come and about Jesus’ sufferings and glory did not fully understand this amazing grace, and You revealed to them they were not serving themselves but us who would be saved. Even the angels desire to look into these things! Thank You, Father, for Your incredible revelation in the person of Your One and Only Son, Jesus Christ!

Help me to keep my mind ready for action, serious and with my hope set completely on the grace to be brought to me at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Help me live as Your obedient child, not conformed to the desires of my former ignorance. But as You who called me are holy, may I also be holy in all my conduct; for it is written, “Be holy, because I am holy.” Because I address You as Father and You are the supreme impartial judge, remind me to conduct myself in fear during my time in this temporary residence on earth. For I know that I was redeemed from my empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. He was chosen before the foundation of the world but was revealed at the end of the times for us who through Him are believers in You, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that our faith and hope are in You. So help me to live in obedience to the truth and purify myself for sincere love of the brothers. Help me to choose to love my spiritual siblings earnestly from a pure heart, since I have been born again–not of perishable seed, but of imperishable–through Your living and enduring eternal word. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for Nampa

  • 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

1 Pet 1:15-16 (HCSB)

But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

LIFe with God: August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017

Scripture

James 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How can we be patient in an evil world? How should we deal with trouble and sickness?

Application

Am I a grumbler, or am I patiently awaiting the Lord’s return? How do I respond to trouble and sickness: With complaining, or with prayer?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Heavenly Father, Help me to be patient, even when corrupt and powerful people flourish, knowing that the return of Christ is near and He will deliver those who are His. Let me never place my trust in worldly wealth, but in You alone. Keep me from grumbling against my brothers and sisters. Help me to follow the example of those who have gone before and persevered, believing that You are full of compassion and mercy and You will fulfill Your promise. May my “yes” be “yes” and my “no” be “no.” If I am in trouble or sick, remind me to come to You in prayer and ask those in my church to pray for me. In happy times, may I give You the glory and thanks and sing praises to You. And give me a heart that desires to see the lost saved, the prodigal come home, and the faithful remain faithful. I pray these things in the name of the Lord Jesus, 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.

  • Dustin Barton
  • Jason Bish
  • Amy Brueggemann
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton
  • Loran “Bud” Clark

Ministry:

  • Compassion International

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for Star and Eagle

  • 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

1 Pet 1:15-16 (HCSB)

But as the One who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.

LIFe with God: August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

Scripture

James 4

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the source of conflict between Christians? What is the source of unmet needs and unanswered prayer?

Application

Am I humble, gracious, and loving with my fellow believers? Do I ask for God’s provision, in faith?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, I confess that conflicts and quarrels come from the sinful passions that battle inside me. I do not have because I do not ask; I ask and do not receive because I ask wrongly, so I can spend it on my passions. Teach me that friendship with the world means hostility toward You, for whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself Your enemy. Remind me of the scripture, “The spirit that God caused to live within us has an envious yearning.” Thank you that You give greater grace. I believe Your word, “God opposes the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.” So I submit to You, God. Empower me to resist the devil so that he will flee from me. Let me draw near to You and please draw near to me. Cleanse my sinful hands and make my heart pure, and keep me from being double-minded. Move me to grieve, mourn, and weep over my sin, turning my laughter into mourning and my joy into despair until my fellowship with You is restored. I humble myself before You, Lord, and trust You to exalt me in Your timing. Remind me not to speak against my brothers and sisters. Keep me from setting myself up as their judge, for there is only One who is lawgiver and judge — You, the one who is able to save and destroy. I am in no position to judge my neighbor. And keep me from becoming arrogant and relying on my own strength and abilities, because I do not know about tomorrow. I am merely a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. May I say instead, “If the Lord is willing, then I will live and do this or that.” Keep me from boasting in arrogance. All such boasting is evil. I want to obey You, Father, for whoever knows what is good to do and does not do it is guilty of sin. I pray all of this in the mighty and precious name of Jesus, 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Mark & Natalie Westcott
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for Meridian

  • 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

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Scripture

James 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why is it so important and so difficult to learn to control our tongues?

Application

In what circumstances/with what people do I especially need to guard my tongue today?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear God, Help me to control my tongue. I stumble with it so many times, and out of my mouth I speak both praise and cursing. As Your child, this should not be, and I confess it as sin and repent. Help me to use it only for what is godly and useful. Give me wisdom and understanding that is shown by a good life of good deeds done in humility. Grant that I would not harbor bitter jealousy and selfishness in my heart, and that I would put down boasting and lying. Give me Your wisdom, which is pure, peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical. Make me a peacemaker on Your behalf. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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.

  • Dick & Sharon Ness
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • 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: Pray for Kuna…

  • 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

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Scripture

James 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How are we to treat people of different social and financial positions? Why? Why is faith dead without works?

Application

Have I fallen into the trap of the world’s perspective of people based on social/economic prestige (or a lack thereof)? Do I live out my faith in good works for the glory of God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Help me not to show prejudice, for I possess faith in my glorious Lord Jesus Christ. So if someone comes into our assembly wearing a gold ring and fine clothing, and a poor person enters in filthy clothes, may I not pay more attention to the one who is finely dressed and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and to the poor person, “You stand over there,” or “Sit on the floor.” If I do so, I have made distinctions and become a judge with evil motives. Remind me to listen to Your word: You chose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that You promised to those who love You. Therefore, may I never dishonor the poor, for it is usually the rich and powerful that blaspheme the good name of the One I belong to. So empower me to fulfill the royal law as expressed in this Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” and I will be doing well. But if I show prejudice, I am committing sin. Judgment is merciless for the one who has shown no mercy. But I thank You that Your mercy triumphs over judgment. Lord God, Give me the kind of faith that pleases and glorifies You by evidencing itself in good works and helping to meet the needs of others. I ask this in the name of Jesus, 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:

  • Darrell & Fralina Leatham
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Dan & Jenn Loeschke
  • 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 Boise & Garden City…

  • 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
  • Gowan Field Military Base

Memory Verse

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017

Scripture

James 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How can we have joy in trials? How can we gain wisdom? Why should we be slow to anger? How are we to respond to the message of God’s Word? What constitutes true religion?

Application

In what ways do I need to adjust my attitude when facing trials? Have I ever asked God in faith to grant me wisdom? Do I need to now? Do I “fly off the handle” too easily? Do I simply read or listen to God’s Word, or do I live it out? In what ways do I contribute to the care of widows and orphans and keeping myself unstained by the world?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Heavenly Father, Remind me to consider it nothing but joy when I fall into all sorts of trials, because the testing of my faith produces endurance. May I let endurance have its perfect effect, so that I will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything. I ask that You would grant me wisdom, believing that You will give it generously and without reprimand. Increase my faith and banish my doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed around by the wind. I do not want to be a doubter, for such a person must not suppose that he will receive anything from You, since he is a double-minded individual, unstable in all his ways. Help me to trust only in You and not in any earthly means of wealth. Strengthen me to endure testing, because when I have proven to be genuine, I will receive the crown of life that You promised to those who love You. Let me never say when I am tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for You cannot be tempted by evil, and You tempt no one. But I am tempted when I’m lured and enticed by my own desires. Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death. Do not let me be led astray, Father. All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from You, the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. By Your sovereign plan You gave me birth through the message of truth, that I would be a kind of firstfruits of all You created. Let me be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger, for my human anger does not accomplish Your righteousness. So empower me to put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the message implanted within me, which is able to save my soul. Help me to be sure to live out the message and not merely listen to it and so deceive myself. For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror. For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was. But the one who peers into the perfect law of liberty and fixes his attention there, and does not become a forgetful listener, but one who lives it out — You will bless in what he does. May I bridle my tongue, and so not deceive my heart, that my religion would not be futile. You said that pure and undefiled religion before You is this: to care for orphans and widows in their misfortune and to keep oneself unstained by the world. Guide me by Your Spirit to follow and obey, Father, in the Name of Jesus, 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:

  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Chuck Knipple

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for Mountain Home…

  • 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
  • For the air base: safety for military and their families (especially those who are deployed), sound military strategies by commanders, impact for Christ in areas where deployed

Memory Verse

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

LIFe with God: August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017

Scripture

Proverbs 27

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How should one act upon achieving an accomplishment or doing something praiseworthy (2)? What is the author saying in verse 17?

Application

Do I “toot my own horn”? Do I have godly people in my life who are mutual “sharpening tools”?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, Remind me not to sing my own praises, for nothing I do could be accomplished without You anyway. Show me which people in my life You want to be my “sharpeners,” and lead me in the best way to help “sharpen” them. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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:

  • Gary Friend
  • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
  • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)
  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)

Ministry:

  • 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 County leaders…

  • Commissioners, Assessor, Coroner, Treasurer, Clerks, Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Sheriffs
  • that they would make sound financial decisions
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

Memory Verse

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

Scripture

Proverbs 26

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this chapter teach regarding the danger of ill-chosen words? What about the dangers of acting rashly?

Application

Do I control my tongue and my actions, or do I speak and act rashly and carelessly?

Prayer

Dear Lord, Teach me to guard my tongue and to consider Your will before speaking or acting. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

Memory Verse

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 13, 2017

August 13, 2017

Scripture

Psalms 58-59

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What charge does David bring against the powerful and those in authority (58:2)? What will happen to them (58:7-9)? How will the righteous respond (58:10-11)? What did David do when Saul’s agents were out to kill him (59:1-15)? What did he affirm (59:16-17)?

Application

Do I trust that God is working everything out for His ultimate purpose, even when the wicked are in positions of power and authority? Do I believe that God will bring them to justice? Do I believe that God is the ultimate judge who will reward those who follow Him? Do I leave things in God’s hands and trust in Him to be my protection? Even in the dark times, do I praise Him and proclaim His faithful love?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, Keep me from doubting You and living in fear of wicked people in power and authority. I pray that those who oppress Your people and practice injustice and violence against the innocent would repent and come to You, but if they don’t, help me to trust that You are the ultimate power and authority, and You WILL bring them to justice, and You WILL reward the righteous. Help me to trust You to protect me from my enemies, and keep me from taking vengeance myself. Now and for the rest of my life, whether circumstances are pleasant or bleak, may I always sing of Your strength and joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble. To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold–my faithful God. I pray this in my Savior’s 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.

  • Dustin Barton
  • Jason Bish
  • Amy Brueggemann
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton
  • Loran “Bud” Clark

Ministry:

  • Compassion International

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

Memory Verse

1 John 4:10 (HCSB)

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 

LIFe with God: August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

Scripture

Psalms 56-57

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did David do when he was afraid (56)? What is David’s attitude toward God (57:7)? What does he say he will do (57:9)? Why (57:10)?

Application

Do I trust in God when I am afraid? Am I confident in God? Do I give Him praise for His faithfulness and glory?

Prayer

Dear Father, When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In You, whose word I praise, in You I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me? For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before You in the light of life. I take refuge in You. I call on You for You fulfill Your purpose for me, reaching down from heaven to save me. My heart is confident in You, God! I will sing praises to You, privately and publicly, for Your faithful love is as high as the heavens and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. God, be exalted above the heavens! Let Your glory be over the whole earth! Amen.

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I rejoice in You! Keep me alert and on the watch for false teachers, and let me never put any confidence in my flesh. Instead, may I ever worship by the Holy Spirit and glory in Christ Jesus. I pray 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Mark & Natalie Westcott
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

Memory Verse

1 John 3:1 (HCSB)

Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.


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