LIFe with God

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly – Colossians 3:16 (NET)

In order for the Word to dwell richly in us, we need to do more than just listen to a sermon on Sunday morning or on the radio once in a while. Daily time alone in the Word is essential to grow in Christ and be an effective disciple for Him. And for believers to live in unity and to minister together effectively, they need to be in prayer for each other throughout the week.

To that end, we offer “LIFe with God” (LIFe = Living In Fellowship), a daily devotional composed and published by our Pastor, Scott F. Guinn. Each installment includes a Scripture reading (taking us through the entire Bible in three years) along with observation and application questions, and a guided prayer time that helps us to pray for every person in our church and every missionary/ministry we support each week.

You are encouraged to participate! It will take a little effort and discipline to build this habit, but the benefits are out of this world!

You can subscribe and receive these posts via email every morning by signing up in the sidebar.

RSS Feed: http://www.christianlifeboise.com/category/life-with-god/feed

LIFe with God: February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

Scripture

Luke 20

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the meaning behind the parable of the tenants? What does Jesus teach about our responsibility regarding taxes?

Application

Is Jesus the cornerstone of my life? Do I fulfill my financial obligation to my government?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I ask that I would ever keep Jesus as the cornerstone and foundation of my life, and never question His authority. Help me to cheerfully pay any human debts I owe, and also to cheerfully contribute to Your work. I ask 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 Ontario…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray that God will use Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to boys and girls who are facing poverty, sickness, or war.

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question 8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?

Children’s Answer: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

Adult’s Answer: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

Memory Verse

Exodus 20:3 / Deuteronomy 5:7 (HCSB)

Do not have other gods besides Me.”

LIFe with God: February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020

Scripture

Luke 19

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why do you suppose that of all the people there that day, Jesus decided to spend time with Zacchaeus? What is the point of the parable of the minas?

Application

Do I eagerly seek to get a glimpse of Jesus and spend time with Him? Am I faithful with things with which he has entrusted me?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Jesus, Thank You that You save all those who repent and turn to You. Thank You for caring about the lost, no matter what other people may think of them. Thank You for saving me. I ask that You would give me a heart that eagerly desires to seek You like Zacchaeus. I thank You for the manifold blessings You have given me, and I ask that I would use them faithfully and invest them in Your kingdom. I will not keep silent, but will praise You, so that the rocks will not have to cry out to You. You are my king! Blessed are You, the One who comes in the name of the LORD! 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 Caldwell

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

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 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Scripture

Luke 18

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What did Jesus teach about those who think they are better than others? What did He mean when he talked about receiving the kingdom of God like a little child?

Application

Do I look down on others and assume that I am better and more spiritual than they? Do I accept God’s Word with childlike faith, or do I face it with skepticism?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Help me not to be arrogant or to trust in my own righteousness. May I never look down on others, supposing that I am more valuable to You or somehow more important than they are. Give me the heart of the tax collector, who humbled himself before you and confessed his sin. Remind me that I can trust You to do justice, and help me not to doubt You or to seek vengeance on my own. Grant that I would ever accept and believe Your Word with unquestioning, unwavering, childlike faith. In Christ’s name I pray,
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 Nampa

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

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 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

Scripture

Luke 17

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

How often are we to forgive?

Application

Am I harboring bitterness against someone rather than extending forgiveness? If God doesn’t do that with me, why do I feel I’m entitled to do it with others?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Thank You that You are a God who forgives me utterly and completely. Make me more like You–give me a heart that forgives easily and quickly. Even if someone wrongs me seven times in one day, I ask that I would forgive him seven times, and so show him Your heart. I pray these things 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 Star and Eagle

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

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 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020

Scripture

Luke 16

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the point of the parable of the shrewd manager? Of the story of Lazarus and the rich man?

Application

What do I value most highly? Am I using my life to further God’s kingdom?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord, Help me to use the earthly resources with which You bless me appropriately, honestly, and to further Your kingdom, while never making them the goal of my life. I ask that the lost would believe Your Word now before time runs out. Make me a beacon of light that draws them to You. I ask these things 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:

  • Mike & Jamie Haberkorn (Hannah, Sean)
  • Deborah Halkola
  • David & MaryBeth Hollander (Cole, Marcus, Jack, Emma, Lucy)
  • Fred Leonard

Ministry:

  • Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Housing

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 Meridian

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray for the National Leadership Team volunteers who work with local churches to distribute the shoe boxes and to implement “The Greatest Journey.”

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 18, 2020

February 18, 2020

Scripture

Luke 15

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What do the parables of the lost sheep, coin, and son teach about the heart of God?

Application

Do I withdraw from God because I’m not good enough for Him, or do I rest in His love, knowing that His Father-heart wants me to come to Him?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, I thank You that You are a God who seeks the lost and is not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance. I thank You that Jesus came to seek and save the lost, and that You long for the prodigal to come home to You. Help me to walk, live, and rest in that. 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:

  • Roger & Andrea Gabel; Tom
  • Steve & Gloria Gangwer
  • Doug Gates
  • George Gifford
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

Ministry:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Greece

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

Community: Pray for Kuna…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

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.

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 17, 2020

February 17, 2020

Scripture

Luke 14

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What does this passage teach us about honoring ourselves? What is the cost of being  a disciple?

Application

Do I proudly exalt myself, or do I try to be humble and let God exalt me (or not) as He sees fit? Am I willing to give up everything for Jesus?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Oh God my Father, I know that You resist the proud but give grace to the humble. I ask that You would give me a heart that is humble so that You won’t have to humble me! May I treat all people as creatures You created in Your image–You are not a respecter of persons, and I don’t want to be one, either. Give me a heart that longs to see people from all backgrounds and stations in life come to You. I pray that my love for You will make my love for everyone and everything else look like hate by comparison. I ask that I would be willing to give up anything and everything as You see fit to better serve You. I ask all of 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:

  • 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 Boise & Garden City…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
  • Gowan Field Military Base

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.

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 16, 2020

February 16, 2020

Scripture

Luke 13

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Who will make it through the narrow door and who will not? If God is love, why won’t everyone make it through?

Application

Am I inside or outside the door? How can I be sure I’m inside it?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Thank You that You save all those who repent and turn to Jesus. Thank You for caring more about freeing us from sin and bondage than about Your own laws. I pray that I will be a spiritual mustard seed that grows and flourishes, and spiritual yeast that affects everyone with whom I come in contact. Thank You for inviting me through the door, Jesus Christ, and saving me. I pray for Israel and Jerusalem: I ask that Israelis’ eyes would be open to the fact that Jesus is the promised Messiah and that they would come to Him en masse, and I pray for peace for Israel. 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.

  • 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 Mountain Home…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials
  • For the air base: safety for military and their families (especially those who are deployed), sound military strategies by commanders, impact for Christ in areas where deployed

Operation Christmas Child:

  • Pray that God will use Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to boys and girls who are facing poverty, sickness, or war.

Catechism

PART 1: GOD, CREATION AND FALL, LAW

Question 7: What does the law of God require?

Children’s Answer: That we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves.

Adult’s Answer: Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart,
soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids
should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

Memory Verse

Matthew 22:37–40 (HCSB)

He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

LIFe with God: February 15, 2020

February 15, 2020

Scripture

Luke 12

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

Why do Christians not need to worry? Contrast the difference between watchfulness and worry.

Application

Do I forget that my Father in Heaven calls me His own and knows the number of hairs on my head? How can I keep from getting stressed out and anxious?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father in Heaven, Help me not to worry about my life and what I will eat or what clothes I will wear. Life is more than food and the body more than clothes. I ask that You would remind me to consider the birds: though they do not sow or reap or own possessions, You provide for them, and Your Word says I am far more valuable to You than they. The lilies of the field are clothed in more splendor than even King Solomon. If You so magnificently clothe the grass of the field, which is here today and gone tomorrow, I can be sure that You will provide for me. So help me not to worry about such things, but simply to seek You and Your kingdom and to trust in You to take care of me. Jesus said my treasure is where my heart is. Set my heart on You, Lord. Remind me to be watchful and ready for Christ’s return, carrying out Your will while He tarries. In Jesus’ name I ask these things, 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 County leaders…

  • Commissioners, Assessor, Coroner, Treasurer, Clerks, Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Sheriffs
  • that they would make sound financial decisions
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

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 6: How can we glorify God?

Children’s Answer: By loving Him and by obeying His will, commands, and law.

Adult’s Answer: We glorify God by enjoying Him, loving Him, trusting Him, and by obeying His will, commands, and law.

Memory Verse

Deuteronomy 11:1 (HCSB)

Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.

LIFe with God: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Scripture

Scripture

Luke 11

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What are the main points Jesus taught about prayer? Why did Jesus pronounce “woes” on the religious leaders?

Application

Have I studied what the Bible has to say about prayer–the equivalent of the disciples’ request to have Jesus teach them to pray? Do I focus more on my external condition than on my internal condition?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, Teach me to pray. I ask that I would be persistent and earnest in my prayer. Remind me that You are a good Father who loves His children and grants them every good and perfect gift, the greatest of which is the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord! Help me to be a person who hears Your Word and obeys it, and so is blessed, because the light in me will not be darkness. Grant that I would always be more concerned with who I am on the inside than with how I look on the outside. I pray these things 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 our state leaders…

  • Governor & his advisers
  • Judges
  • state senators and representatives
  • that they would all be faithful in carrying out their duties justly
  • that they would submit themselves to God

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 6: How can we glorify God?

Children’s Answer: By loving Him and by obeying His will, commands, and law.

Adult’s Answer: We glorify God by enjoying Him, loving Him, trusting Him, and by obeying His will, commands, and law.

Memory Verse

Deuteronomy 11:1 (HCSB)

Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.


Join Our Email List