LIFe with God: June 28, 2020

Posted on June 28, 2020

Scripture

Isaiah 58

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How did Israel’s religious life appear to be (2-3)? How was it really, and what did God think of it (4)? What does God want when it comes to religious observance (5-7)? What will be the result (8-14)?

Application

Do I “go through the motions” in my relationship with God in an effort to look righteous, or do I truly love, honor and worship Him as evidenced by how I treat others?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Keep me from “religion” that looks great from the outside but is dead and dishonors You on the inside. Instead, may I always choose to worship You in spirit and in truth with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. May that true life of worship be evidenced in the way I treat others and in the way worship You publicly as well as privately. And may You receive all the glory. I pray this in the name of Jesus, 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.

  • Dustin and Amy Barton
  • Debbie Brueggemann
  • Michelle Caldwell
  • Kathi Carr
  • Loran “Bud” Clark

Ministry:

  • Compassion International

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media

Catechism

PART 2: CHRIST, REDEMPTION AND GRACE

Question #26: What else does Christ’s death redeem?

Children’s Answer: Every part of fallen creation.

Adult’s Answer: Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.

Memory Verse

Colossians 1:19–20 (HCSB)

For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross– whether things on earth or things in heaven.

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