LIFe with God: February 21

Posted on February 21, 2012

Scripture

Genesis 17

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did God instruct Abraham to do (1)? Why did God promise Abraham short-term and long-term? How did God respond to Abraham’s suggestion of a compromise (17-20)?

Application

Do I devoutly live in God’s presence? Have I thanked Him lately for keeping His promise to give Abraham a son, who would be an ancestor of Christ?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I desire to dwell in Your presence! Give me a heart that is devout and follows You daily. Thank You for keeping Your covenant with Abraham, even though human wisdom would say it was impossible. You are the God for whom the impossible is easy to accomplish! I thank You 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:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan, Sophia)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

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

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. – John 4:23-24 (HCSB)

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