LIFe with God: September 13, 2018

Posted on September 13, 2018

Scripture

Malachi 1

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What characteristic of God is addressed here (2)? What behavior of the priests does God condemn (6-14)?

Application

Do I thank God for His faithful love and bask in it? Do I insult Him by being disobedient, sinful, and greedy, giving Him what doesn’t matter to me and keeping the best for myself?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Keep me from the sin of the priests and Israelites, who brought you the dredges and kept the best for themselves. May my life be like David’s, who refused to bring You what cost him nothing. Thank You for Your faithful love to Your 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:

  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Dan & Jenn Loeschke
  • Corey & Sheryl Morasch
  • Cody Morgan
  • Kyle Morgan
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan

Ministry:

  • Christian Pro-Life Ministries in Idaho (Idaho Chooses Life, Stanton Health Care, etc)

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For the president and cabinet to seek after God
  • For judges to rule justly and righteously
  • For senators & representatives to pass godly legislation and block sinful bills
  • That our government would protect its citizens and punish evildoers

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #36: What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?

Children’s Answer: That He is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son.

Adult’s Answer: That He is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants Him irrevocably to all who believe.

Memory Verse

John 14:16–17 (HCSB)

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.

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