LIFe with God: January 13, 2021

Posted on January 13, 2021

Scripture

Hosea 1

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Observation

What was God’s strange command to Hosea in verse 2, and why did He make it? What names was Hosea commanded to give his children and why? On what uplifting note does the chapter end?

Application

In my life have I been abandoning the Lord, or following Him faithfully? Am I thankful that, because of Jesus, I am a child of the Living God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, How sad it is when Your people act like they are not Your people, abandoning You in favor of other pursuits. I confess that far too often, I fit that description. Give me a heart that remains true to you and lives in gratitude for all You have done for me in Christ Jesus. In His Name I ask this, 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:

  • Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Dakota “Koty” & Kayla Molner (Elijah)

Ministry:

  • Operation Christmas Child

CLF:

  • Pray that we would be a church that is dedicated to the breaking of bread, both in the sense of being devoted to observing the Lord’s Supper, and in meeting together for meals to fellowship, to deepen bonds, to heal offenses, and to end disputes.

Community: Pray for our national leaders

  • God’s anointing on them and a desire in them to follow Him
  • 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

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