LIFe with God: January 6

Posted on January 6, 2012

Scripture

Luke 9:28-62

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Observation

What did Peter, James and John see when the awoke from their sleep? What did He teach about the way His followers should treat children? What do the last six verses of this chapter teach regarding following Jesus?

Application

Do I “sleep” through life, or have I awakened to the glory of Christ? Do I remember that welcoming a child in Jesus’ name is the same as welcoming Jesus? Am I willing to go without luxuries to follow Christ; to put Him above all others?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to more fully see and recognize the glory of Christ. Remind me to treat children with love and kindness, for Jesus said that whatever I do for them, I do for Him. May I never put material things above following Christ, and may I never let my relationships with others get in the way of my relationship with Him. I ask this for Jesus’ sake and 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for the relationship between generations–parents, children, grandparents

  • That the true Christian faith of older generation would be clearly communicated and passed down to children
  • That saved children in unsaved families would clearly exhibit and communicate the faith to their parents and grandparents
  • A harvest of souls of all ages
  • Good, nurturing relationships

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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