LIFe with God: July 20

Posted on July 20, 2010


John 12:20-50

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


What was Jesus’ heart attitude regarding the trials He was about to confront? Why did many who believed in Jesus keep quiet?


What can I learn from Jesus’ statement when His heart was troubled? In what ways do I sometimes show that I love the praise of men more than the praise of God?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, I come today like the Greek people in this passage–I want to see You; to know You more fully. I thank You that, for my sake, like a kernel of wheat You died, to produce life in me. Help me not to be a person who loves my life too much and loses it, but rather someone who is willing to lay it down for Your sake without hesitation. I choose to serve You and follow You. Help me to do so in a way that honors Your Father and He will honor me. Lord Jesus, just as You did not say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’ but instead said ‘Father, glorify Your name’, help me to seek the Father’s glory more than my own deliverance from the trials and tribulations of life. Thank You that You followed Your Father’s will all the way to the cross for me. Make me willing to do the same for You. Guide my steps and help me always to walk in Your light and put my trust in You. Let me never seek the praise of men more than the praise of God; help me to speak boldly for You. Just as You did, help me to always say what the Father commands, for He is the source of eternal life. Amen

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend


  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria


  • 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 oursleves, 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.

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)

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

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