LIFe with God: January 5

Posted on January 5, 2012

Scripture

Luke 9:1-27

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why were the Apostles able to preach with power and perform miracles (1)? Who did different people say Jesus was? What must one do to be a follower of Jesus (23)?

Application

Do I try to do mighty things for God in my own power, or do I trust Him to empower me for whatever task He requires, large or small? Who do I say Jesus is? Do I “take up my cross daily” to follow Him?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear God my Father, Remind me that unless You give me the power and authority, my work is worthless. May I do Your work in Your power for Your purpose! No matter what the crowds or leaders or intellectuals might say, I declare that Jesus is God’s Messiah, the only Savior of mankind! Help me to take up my cross daily, die to myself, and follow Him. I ask 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:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Treasure Valley Churches – For elders, deacons, workers (volunteer and paid), and their families

  • Encouragement
  • Marriages/families
  • Finances
  • Work/life balance
  • Relationships, good friendships

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You – Psalm 119:11 (HCSB)

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