LIFe with God: September 23

Posted on September 23, 2011

Scripture

Proverbs 20

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does verse 3 teach about disputes? How should one respond after being wronged (verse 22)?

Application

Do I help to resolve disputes, or am I more often their cause? Do I mete out my own justice or trust God to take care of things?

Prayer

Dear Lord, Teach me to be a peacemaker, for it is honorable to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel. When I am wronged, rather than saying, “I will avenge this evil!” may I wait on You, LORD, and You will rescue me. Thank You, Father! In Jesus’ name I pray, 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

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:
Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart. – Ephesians 6:6 (HCSB)

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