LIFe with God: May 14, 2018

Posted on May 14, 2018

Scripture

Revelation 4

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Observation

What is the significance of the description of this scene in heaven?

Application

Do I treat God with the glory, honor, and reverence He deserves?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I praise and honor You as the one seated on the throne, like jasper and carnelian in appearance, with a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircling the throne. As I read of this heavenly scene–with the twenty-four other thrones in a circle around Your throne, and seated on those thrones the twenty-four elders dressed in white clothing with golden crowns on their heads; the seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God that burn in front of Your throne; the sea of glass, like crystal; the flashes of lightning and roaring and crashes of thunder–I can only respond in worship. The splendor and beauty of this description of Your royal presence fill me with awe. Like the four incredible creatures around Your throne, I declare: “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, the All-Powerful, who was and who is, and who is still to come!” I give glory, honor, and thanks to You, the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever. With the twenty-four elders, I throw myself to the ground before You and worship You. I offer all I am and all I have before Your throne, saying: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created!” 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 Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis & Hali Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Patti Doty
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gil & Lois Estes

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #19: Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?

Children’s Answer: Yes, God reconciles us to Himself by a Redeemer.

Adult’s Answer: Yes, to satisfy His justice, God Himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to Himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

Memory Verse

Isaiah 53:10–11 (HCSB)

Yet the LORD was pleased to crush Him severely. When You make Him a restitution offering, He will see His seed, He will prolong His days, and by His hand, the LORD’s pleasure will be accomplished. He will see it out of His anguish, and He will be satisfied with His knowledge. My righteous Servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities.

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