LIFe with God: December 10

Posted on December 10, 2010

Scripture

Luke 8

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the point of the parables of the sower and the lamp? What is the common theme in the miracles narrated in this chapter?

Application

Do I receive the Word of God with a heart that is like fertile soil, or is my heart like hard, gravelly, thorny ground? Do I truly have faith in Christ to believe that He is able to accomplish whatever needs to be accomplished in my life to fulfill His purpose and destiny for me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Oh God my Father, Grant that I would ever be open and sensitive to Your Word and Your Spirit’s leading. May I be one of Your true family members–those who hear Your Word and put it into practice. And may my lamp shine brightly so others can see You in me. Jesus, You calmed the storm with a simple word; You delivered a man from a legion of demons with just a word; You raised a dead girl with just a word; You healed a sick woman when she simply touched the hem of your robe. Forgive me for all the times I forget Your power and live in doubt and worry. Give me strength to put all my trust in You to provide for all my needs, just as You promised. I ask it in Your 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

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 your neighbors…

  • That God would provide opportunities for you to minister to them
  • That unbelievers would receive Christ as Savior and Lord
  • For their marriages / family relationships
  • For their finances / employment
  • Any specific needs of which you’re aware

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. – Joshua 1:8

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