LIFe with God: January 9, 2020

Posted on January 9, 2020

Scripture

2 Samuel 4

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What happened to Ish-Bosheth, and how did David react?

Application

Do I commit sin in attempting to manipulate circumstances for my own benefit, or do I trust God to carry out His will in His way?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Father God, Too often I take matters into my own hands to manipulate circumstances and people for my own selfish desires. Remind me that You are in control and it is far netter for me to trust in You than in my own measures. 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:

  • Dakota “Koty” & Kayla Molner
  • 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 marriages in our community…

  • that Christ-like love would be exhibited
  • for good communication between spouses
  • for unity in finances
  • salvation for non-believing spouses
  • that they would balance work and home life
  • that Godly friends and mentors would come alongside them.

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for God to provide the wisdom, resources, and volunteers needed to oversee this expanding global outreach to children.

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question #1: What is our only hope in life and death?

Children’s Answer: That we are not our own but belong to God.

Adult’s Answer: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

Memory Verse

Romans 14:7–8 (HCSB)

For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

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