LIFe with God: August 31

Posted on August 31, 2011


Joshua 23-24

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


How was Joshua’s farewell encouragement to the people similar to the initial encouragement he received from God (23:6-8)? What challenge did he give (24:15)?


Am I very strong in obeying and following God? Have I made a stand and declared that I will worship Him?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, I desire to be very strong, and continue obeying all that is written in Your Word, so that I do not turn from it to the right or left. I do not worship or bow down to any other god. Instead, strengthen me to remain faithful to You, LORD. May I be very diligent to love You, my LORD and my God, for my own well-being. I know with all my heart and all my soul that none of the good promises You have made has failed. Therefore, I fear You, LORD, and worship You in sincerity and truth. I renounce anything that has stood between You and me, and I declare that I choose to worship You and You alone! In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, 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:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover


  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing


  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for teens and young adults (middle school through college age) in our community

  • For Godly influences and teachers
  • For safety and protection from accidents, abuse, and predators
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For a heart to learn and to know God
  • That they will not be prodigals, but remain true to God all the days of their lives
  • That they would turn to God to fill every need, not to addictive substances and behaviors
  • Respect for parents and other authority

Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap – Galatians 6:7 (HCSB)

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