LIFe with God: May 24, 2013

Posted on May 24, 2013

Scripture

Acts 27

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Observation

How do Paul’s example and his word affect his traveling companions? How does the centurion treat Paul and respond to him, and what does this tell us about how Paul must have treated him during his two-year incarceration? How does Paul’s attitude contrast with the attitudes of the sailors?

Application

When things get hectic and even dangerous, how can I remain calm and encouraging like Paul was during the storm and shipwreck? What attitudes and lessons can I take from Paul’s experiences, especially regarding the influence he had on the people in charge of him while a prisoner? As a believer, how should my attitude in hazardous circumstances contrast with unbelievers, and how do I go about making sure that will be the case when such times arise?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father, in today’s passage we see Your provision and protection for Paul and those who traveled with him. In spite of danger and difficulty, while others around him were panicking and fearing for their lives, Paul trusted You and remained calm, encouraging, and helpful, with unwavering faith. Father, help me to know You to the point where I am mature enough to trust You, even in such extreme conditions as these. When danger and emergencies occur, may I ever be trustful, knowing that You are in control and hold my eternal destiny in Your hand. Instead of panic and fear, may I respond calmly with faith and encouragement, looking out for the welfare of those around me, and give You all glory no matter the outcome.In the Name of Jesus, 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.

  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luc)
  • Keith Rast
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)

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: Rural towns in Treasure Valley – Emmett, Greenleaf, Homedale, Marsing, Middleton, New Plymouth, Parma, Payette, Wilder, Weiser, etc…

  • 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:
I pray that your participation in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us for the glory of Christ. – Philemon 6 (HCSB)

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