The Call To
8:30 am & 10:30 am
As a Pastor (but actually regardless of your “position” in your church), I have this recurring fear… not fear in the sense of emotional fear, but a fear of God… a reverence… a knowing in my gut that we must do what is right with God… a nightmare if you will… that week after week, year after year, decade after decade, we show up for Sunday service...
Read and meditate upon the scriptures. Think about what information is included, what it means, and how you can apply it to your life. Be sure to journal your thoughts!
1 JOHN 4:19
1 JOHN 5:3
Listen to Carlos Reyes, the President of Great Commission Ministries International, as he shares the difference between duty and devotion.
"I had taken Jesus off the throne of my heart—and I put my son there. I needed to remove my son... out of the center of my universe... that was not easy.
But with the help of the Holy Spirit..." —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
Has your experience of religion been more about duty or love-based devotion?
How do you think this has impacted your relationship with Jesus?
Why do you think the Father is so focused on us being in a love relationship with us?
How would your life change if your relationship with God began and ended with love?
Talk with Jesus about how you desire to receive His love more fully.
Record in writing the things the Holy Spirit puts upon your heart God is calling you to change.
Talk with someone you trust about how you desire to love God with all your heart.
LIVE IT OUT
The key to growing in the Lord is to not only "hear" God's Word but to apply it to our lives.