LIFe with God: January 16, 2013

Posted on January 16, 2013


1 Corinthians 14

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


What is most important about exercising spiritual gifts?


Does my opinion of the use (or lack thereof) of spiritual gifts align with the teaching in this passage? Do I contribute to division or to unity? To confusion or to edification?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, May I never seek to receive or use a gift of Your Spirit for my own ego gratification. May I never be a source of division or confusion, and may I never consider another as less than me because of what gifts You have given. may I always remember that all things must be done decently and in order for the edification and encouragement of the Body of Christ. 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:

  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus)
  • Bob & Peggy Hoover
  • Fred & Gwen Iovine
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley


  • 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 Mountain Home…

  • 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
  • For the air base: safety for military and their families (especially those who are deployed), sound military strategies by commanders, impact for Christ in areas where deployed

Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it. – 1 Corinthians 12:27 (HCSB)

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