LIFe with God: December 7

Posted on December 7, 2010

Scripture

Luke 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did the leper and the paralytic and his friends have in common that moved Jesus to heal them? What did Jesus do that offended the religious leaders, and what was His response to them?

Application

Do I truly believe that Christ can do for me anything He is willing to do? Do I reach out to those who need a spiritual doctor, or am I more concerned about what “religious” people think of me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for the miraculous power and authority of Your Son. I thank You that as Creator You have absolute power and dominion over all of creation, and You can do anything You desire at any time You desire for anyone You desire–and that includes me. I ask that You would grant me faith like the leper and paralytic in this passage. I ask that You would grant me faith on behalf of my friends who are weak and in need, as the paralytic’s friends had faith on his behalf. I pray that You would give me a loving heart that longs to help and see the lost spiritually healed, for their only remedy is Jesus Christ. I pray these things in His 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:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan, Sophia)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • For the salvation of lost friends, relatives, neighbors, etc.

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • 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 ourselves, 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.

Community: Pray for orphans and children in foster care…

  • that they would come to know the adoptive Father-heart of God
  • that they would be positively influenced by Christian workers
  • that God would bring Christian friends alongside them
  • that they would come to salvation
  • that they would be adopted by godly parents

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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