LIFe with God: December 2, 2019

Posted on December 2, 2019

Scripture

1 Samuel 2

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Observation

What does Hannah’s prayer tell us about her? What were the sins of Eli’s sons, and why were they so egregious? How was Samuel in comparison to them? What was the far-reaching consequence of Eli allowing his sons’ behavior to go unchecked?

Application

Do I praise God and give Him glory when He moves in my life? Do I allow my own sins and the sins of those in my charge to continue unimpeded? Am I more like Samuel or like Eli’s sons? Do I consider that my sins may well have serious consequences for others?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, My heart rejoices in the LORD; my horn is lifted up by the LORD. My mouth proclaims Your victory and I rejoice in Your salvation. Keep me from pride and arrogance, for You are the God of knowledge who weighs actions. You provide all good things for those who are Yours. You bring death and life, allowing some to go to the grave and raising others up. You bring poverty and wealth; you humble and exalt. You raise the poor from the dust and lift the needy from the garbage pile. You seat them with noblemen and give them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are Yours; You set the world on them. You guard the steps of Your faithful ones, but the wicked perish in darkness, for a man does not prevail by his own strength. Those who oppose You will be shattered; You will thunder in the heavens against them. You will judge the ends of the earth. You will give power to Your king; You will lift up the horn of Your anointed, Jesus Christ. May I walk in Your will and Your way, that I might grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with men. 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:

  • Mike Daniels
  • Theresa Daniels
  • Travis Davidson (Andrew, Maddy)
  • Pat Dumandan
  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Mattea, Joseph, Joshua, Sophia, Jonathan)
  • Gary Friend

Missionaries:

  • Tim & Miranda Penn (Samid, Sarah), missionaries to Albania

CLF:

  • That Christian Life Fellowship would be a church that is devoted to the Word of God, and that we would be doers of it and not just hearers; that we would study the Word and so always be prepared to give everyone an answer–in season and out of season–and be approved workers who do not need to be ashamed, able to accurately understand and explain it.

Community: Pray for outreaches & service projects

  • Creative strategies
  • Volunteers
  • Anointing of the Holy Spirit
  • Believers working together in unity
  • Provision of necessary resources
  • Salvation for people reached

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray that the boxes will open doors for children to hear the Good News in parts of the world that are typically closed to proclaiming the Gospel.

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