LIFe with God: December 17

Posted on December 17, 2010

Scripture

Luke 14

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this passage teach us about honoring ourselves? What is the cost of being  a disciple?

Application

Do I proudly exalt myself, or do I try to be humble and let God exalt me (or not) as He sees fit? Am I willing to give up everything for Jesus?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Oh God my Father, I know that You resist the proud but give grace to the humble. I ask that You would give me a heart that is humble so that You won’t have to humble me! May I treat all people as creatures You created in Your image–You are not a respecter of persons, and I don’t want to be one, either. Give me a heart that longs to see people from all backgrounds and stations in life come to You. I pray that my love for You will make my love for everyone and everything else look like hate by comparison. I ask that I would be willing to give up anything and everything as You see fit to better serve You. I ask all of 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.

  • 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 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 OF THE WEEK:
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. – Luke 1:68

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