LIFe with God: February 13, 2019

Posted on February 13, 2019

Scripture

Genesis 44

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Observation

How did Joseph test his brothers to see if their hearts had changed? How did they show they had changed?

Application

Do I allow for growth and the work of God in the hearts of people who have wronged me in the past?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to remember that I am just as fallen as anyone else, and yet You have forgiven me. I pray that I will grow more like You every day such that I will not be the same person in the future that I am today–I will have a softer heart and a more Christ-like attitude. And Lord, please help me to remember that others are fallen and growing, too. Help me to give grace and to allow for growth and change in the hearts of people who have wronged me in the past. 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:

  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Andy Lanning

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • For Jesus to once again be Lord and King over our nation
  • 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

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for the National Leadership Team volunteers who work with local churches to distribute the shoe boxes and to implement “The Greatest Journey.”

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