LIFe with God: January 11

Posted on January 11, 2012

Scripture

Luke 11:27-54

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Who did Jesus say are blessed even more than His mother Mary? What did He mean by “the sign of Jonah”? Why didn’t He wash before reclining at the table?

Application

Do I hear and keep the Word of God? Do I seek for signs, or is the fact that jesus rose on the 3rd day good enough for me? Am I more concerned with the exterior than the interior of my life?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for Your Word and for promising to bless those who hear it and keep it. May I always be one of those people! Lord, I seek no other signs, for “the sign of Jonah”–Jesus being in the tomb and rising the third day–is more than good enough for me! Help me to never be more concerned with my outward appearance than I am with the condition of my heart, soul, and mind. 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:

  • 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 elderly…

  • That they will be treated respectfully
  • That they will not dwell on mistakes and regret
  • That God will provide for their health and finances
  • That God will protect them from those who would try to harm them
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Any broken family relationships restored before they pass on

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Keep in mind Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, according to my gospel. – 2 Timothy 2:8 (HCSB)

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