LIFe with God: October 12

Posted on October 12, 2011

Scripture

2 Thessalonians 3

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How can we know that we need not fear the forces of darkness (verse 3)? How should we treat a fellow believer who is living in contrary to God’s Word (14-15)?

Application

Do I trust in God’s power and protection for me? Do I associate with carnal Christians? Do I go to the opposite extreme and treat them as enemies rather than as brothers?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You that you are faithful and will strengthen me and guard me from the evil one. Help me to live a life of obedience. keep me from irresponsible behavior, doing the work You give me joyfully and without complaint. Let me not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey Your instruction in Your Word, remind me not to associate with him, so that he may be ashamed. Yet may I not treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. May You, Lord of peace, give me peace always in every way. And may the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ be with me. I ask 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:

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

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • 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 the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. – Hebrews 9:28 (HCSB)

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