LIFe with God: January 10, 2020

Posted on January 10, 2020

Scripture

2 Samuel 5

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did the leaders and elders of Israel acknowledge? What was David’s first order of business as the newly crowned king of all Israel? How did God repeatedly confirm David’s rule?

Application

Do I “give honor where honor is due” by publicly acknowledging those God has placed in leadership over me? Do I remove the enemies of godliness from my life? Do I seek God’s will and confirmation before acting, and do I walk in His victory, giving Him the glory?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in heaven, Give me the courage and grace to be willing and ready to publicly acknowledge those you have placed in leadership over me. Instead of coddling the sin and worldly philosophies that are the enemies of godliness in my life, taking up residence in the stronghold of my relationship with You. Before I take on any challenge, remind me to seek Your will, act according to Your plan, and then give You all the glory for the victory. 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:

  • Michael & Jenn Morgan (Eleanor)
  • Moy & Janeth Ortiz (Anabelle)
  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Martin & Patricia Regueiro
  • Daryl & Joyce Roech &

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 the elderly…

  • That they will be treated respectfully
  • That they will not dwell on mistakes and regret
  • That God will provide for their health and finances
  • That God will protect them from those who would try to harm them
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Any broken family relationships restored before they pass on

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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