LIFe with God: January 12

Posted on January 12, 2012

Scripture

Luke 12:1-34

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the yeast of the Pharisees? Why shouldn’t Christ’s followers live in fear or worry?

Application

Am I on my guard against “the yeast of the Pharisees”? Do I worry about my safety and security and daily needs, or do I trust God to provide all of these?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear God my Father, Help me to stay on my guard against hypocrisy, for there is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered, nothing hidden that won’t be made known. And help me not to fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. For not one sparrow is forgotten in Your sight, and I am worth more to You than many sparrows–indeed, the hairs of my head are all counted! May I ever acknowledge Jesus Christ as Your son before men, for I know He will acknowledge me before Your angels. Help me to be on guard against greed, because my life is not in the abundance of possessions, but in You. So may I not worry about my life–what I will eat or what I will wear or all of the other worries this world and the forces of Satan try to throw at me. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Help me not to keep striving for what I should eat and drink. Keep me from being anxious. For You know what I need and You have promised to provide it if I will seek first your kingdom. 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: 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:
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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