LIFe with God: March 21

Posted on March 21, 2012


Genesis 42

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How did Joseph’s dreams (for which his brothers sold him into slavery) come true in this chapter? How does he test their character? How does Jacob reveal that he has not yet learned his lesson regarding favoritism?


What are some times where I have seen God’s plan come to fruition through my hardship? If someone tested me to reveal my character, what would be the result? Are there lessons from my past that I need to learn so as not to repeat mistakes?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You for using the circumstances in my life (good and bad) for Your purposes. Help me to be dedicated to loving You and living for You so that I am not hurting others and myself through disobedience. Build in me godly character and integrity that stands up to the test. Help me not to be defeated by my past sins and mistakes, but to learn and grow from them. 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)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover


  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing


  • 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 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

He doesn’t need to offer sacrifices every day, as high priests do–first for their own sins, then for those of the people. He did this once for all when He offered Himself. – Hebrews 7:27 (HCSB)

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