LIFe with God: December 30

Posted on December 30, 2010


Luke 23

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


Why did Jesus tell the women not to weep for Him, but for themselves and their children? What is the significance of the darkness and the torn curtain?


Do I understand and have I fully apprehended the truth that Jesus did not save Himself so that He could save me? Having been granted access to God via Christ’s atoning death on my behalf (as signified by the temple curtain tearing from top to bottom), do I make use of that access or take it for granted and neglect it, even though it came at so great a cost?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Jesus, Thank You for going through with Your Father’s plan, in spite of the fact that it meant humiliation, torture, excruciating pain, separation from Your Father, and death at the hands of cruel men. I know You could have saved Yourself at any moment, but You chose to hang on the cross, ridiculed and scorned, and die for me. Thank You for that unmerited grace and love. I thank You that because of Your gift, I am now made right with God, and have access as Your joint-heir to His kingdom. I lift up Your name and praise You forever! 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


  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission


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

Community: Pray for young children in our community

  • For Godly influences
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God from a young age
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives

Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately. – 2 Timothy 2:15 (NET)

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