LIFe with God: December 23

Posted on December 23, 2010

Scripture

Luke 19

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why do you suppose that of all the people there that day, Jesus decided to spend time with Zacchaeus? What is the point of the parable of the minas?

Application

Do I eagerly seek to get a glimpse of Jesus and spend time with Him? Am I faithful with things with which he has entrusted me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Jesus, Thank You that You save all those who repent and turn to You. Thank You for caring about the lost, no matter what other people may think of them. Thank You for saving me. I ask that You would give me a heart that eagerly desires to seek You like Zacchaeus. I thank You for the manifold blessings You have given me, and I ask that I would use them faithfully and invest them in Your kingdom. I will not keep silent, but will praise You, so that the rocks will not have to cry out to You. You are my king! Blessed are You, the One who comes in the name of the LORD! 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:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for Ontario…

  • 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 OF THE WEEK:
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. – Luke 2:11

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