LIFe with God: July 7, 2018

Posted on July 7, 2018

Scripture

Nehemiah 2

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Nehemiah do before making his request of the king (4)? What did he request? What was the result and why (8b)?

Application

Do I seek God and make my requests to Him before asking for human help? Do I ask for things that glorify God and are of benefit to others as well as for my own personal needs? How has God answered a request for me recently?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Lord, May I always seek Your aid first and foremost! When I do have to ask for assistance from others, especially from those in authority over me, may I always ask in accordance with Your will, that will bring glory to You. May I seek aid for not only myself, but also for others, placing their needs before my own. Thank You that You graciously strengthen Your people and You answer prayer, often through other people. 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.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • Janet Sonnenberg
  • Dave & Debbie Spears
  • Justin & Bonnie Wilkerson (Janae, Jordan)
  • Sree & Irena Yalamanchili
  • Jason & Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for the relationship between generations–parents, children, grandparents

  • That the true Christian faith of older generation would be clearly communicated and passed down to children
  • That saved children in unsaved families would clearly exhibit and communicate the faith to their parents and grandparents
  • A harvest of souls of all ages
  • Good, nurturing relationships

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #26: What else does Christ’s death redeem?

Children’s Answer: Every part of fallen creation.

Adult’s Answer: Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:19–20 (HCSB)

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross– whether things on earth or things in heaven.

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