LIFe with God: September 13, 2019

Posted on September 13, 2019

Scripture

John 14

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Observation

How does Jesus comfort His disciples? Why is the fact that Jesus and the Father are one so important to Christian doctrine, faith, and practice? What does the end of this chapter teach us about the Holy Spirit?

Application

How can reminding myself that Jesus has a place prepared for me in eternity help me to persevere through life’s difficulties and turmoil? If I truly believe that if I ask anything in Christ’s name according to God’s will He will do it, how will that impact my prayer life? The Holy Spirit is with me at all times–am I allowing Him to counsel, lead, guide, teach, and comfort me? In what specific ways to I need to submit to Him?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Heavenly Father, do not let my heart be troubled. I trust in You, and I trust in Jesus. I thank You that Jesus has prepared a place for me in Your house for eternity, and that He will come back and take me there one day so that I can be with You! I thank You, Jesus, that You have provided everything I need to be with You–that You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one can come to the Father except through You. Because I know You, I know the Father. I thank You that if I ask anything of the Father in Your name, You will do it, to the glory of the Father. Help me to show You that I love You by following Your commands. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit, who is with me and lives in me. Thank You that because You live, I also will live. Thank You for loving me and showing Yourself to me through Your Word and Your Spirit. Help me to listen to the Spirit, to respond to His leading, and to learn from His teaching. Thank You for the peace You give me, so that my heart won’t be troubled and I needn’t be afraid. 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.

  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Martin & Patricia Regueiro
  • Travis & Consuela Sauer (Mikayla, Christian, Donte, Cheyenne, Sera, Ella, Thomas)
  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

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 collection and processing of shoe boxes as we anticipate sharing the love of Jesus Christ with multitudes of children across the world.

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