LIFe with God: September 13

Posted on September 13, 2011

Scripture

Proverbs 11

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What follows pride? What follows humility? Why is generosity important (24-28)?

Application

Is my typical attitude one of pride or one of humility? Do I trust in and hoard my resources, or “regift” what God has given me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Your Word teaches that you resist the proud but give grace to the humble, and that disgrace follows pride but wisdom comes with humility. May I humble myself (so you don’t have to do it for me!), and so receive wisdom and grace. keep me from greed and stinginess–may I be generous with the resources you grant me, and ever focus on You, the Giver, as opposed to the gifts You give. I pray 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:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan, Sophia)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

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 our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For Jesus to once again be Lord and King over our nation
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. – Colossians 3:16 (HCSB)

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