LIFe with God: September 16, 2018

Posted on September 16, 2018

Scripture

Malachi 4

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How will the day of the Lord be different for those who follow the Lord as opposed to those who reject Him?

Application

In which group will I be?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, I thank You that the day is coming when You will destroy the wicked, but for those who fear Your name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and they will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall. Help me to walk in Your path by Your Spirit, to shine the light of Your gospel in this world, that others might be the beneficiaries of Your grace rather than the objects of Your wrath. I ask this 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.

  • Dustin and Amy Barton
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Michelle Caldwell
  • Kathi Carr
  • Loran “Bud” Clark

Ministry:

  • Compassion International

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

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

Catechism

PART 3: SPIRIT, RESTORATION, GROWING IN GRACE

Question #37: How does the Holy Spirit help us?

Children’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Adult’s Answer: The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and the desire to obey God; and He enables us to pray and to understand God’s Word.

Memory Verse

Ephesians 6:17–18 (HCSB)

Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

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