Take a moment to ponder - what set of desires rule your heart?
This is important because the desires of your heart determine how you respond to large and small decisions and most importantly how you think about the goodness and faithfulness of God.
Take a moment to pray and for further encouragement read through Luke 12:13-21.
Read Hebrews 3:12-13.
Are you listening for the Holy Spirit as you go through your day? What would it look like for you to be more intentional and focused on the Holy Spirit's presence in your life? As you go through your day today keep notice of the ways that you can begin to center yourself in the reality that the Holy Spirit is all around you.
For further study and encouragement read through John 16:1-15
Take some time this morning to listen along to “Have Mercy” by Paper Horses. Is there a line that speaks to your current situation? What can be revealed to you through this song? After you listen, take some time to listen for God and pray.
God's care is sure, but will you run to him in your time of need or look elsewhere for hope and comfort? Reflect on your instincts in moments of struggle and great joy. Where do you run?
Take a moment to pray and for further encouragement read through Romans 3:9-20
Today, take some time to read through the encouragements below. Remind yourself what it means to be a child of God. The reality of being loved by Jesus and held in new mercy is something that should not easily be forgotten.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me” Ps. 23:4
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Ps.27:1
“The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied” Prov.19:23
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isa. 41:10
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears” Ps. 34:4
Week of Sept 10, 2023
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Journaling the Bible - The Lord's Prayer
You might be familiar with The Lord’s Prayer, it’s one of the most frequently quoted passages of the Bible. But what good is memorizing the Bible, if it doesn’t mean anything to you?
Silence | Be Still
I don’t know how you’re finding the constant noise and endlessly swirling turmoil in the world these days. I often find myself feeling exhausted – like soul-level exhausted – by it. Wouldn’t you like to take a break from it all? An actual, real break? Wouldn’t that feel so good?
Tactile Prayer | Autumn Leaves
Autumn is absolutely incredible in all of its colourful splendor. But of course, those colours are actually a signal that we are headed for the dead cold of winter. As the season changes, this is the time of year, as someone has said, when the trees are showing us just how beautiful it can be to let dead things go.