LIFe with God: January 21-22

Posted on January 21, 2012

Scripture

Luke 18:28-43

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

In the scope of eternity, is it really a sacrifice to follow Christ? What did the blind man do when the people around him told him to stop crying out for Jesus?

Application

Do I focus so much on earthly things that I forget Jesus said I would be repaid many times over in eternity for whatever I gave up for Him on earth? Do I cry out to Jesus until I hear from Him, or do I let others convince me to quit “bothering” Him?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in heaven, Help me stay focused on the things that matter forever. When I start to hesitate following Christ because it means I may have to give up something, help me to remember His promise that there is no one who has left something for Your kingdom who will not receive many times more at this time and in the life to come. Give me an attitude like the blind beggar, who kept calling out for Jesus even when others told him to be quiet. In the name of Christ Jesus 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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Brook & Erica Butts (Brooklyn, Boston)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for Nampa

  • 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

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for Star and Eagle

  • 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:
yet I will triumph in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! – Habakkuk 3:18 (HCSB)

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