The Call To
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!
Listen to Steve Hannett, President & Founder of Gospel Mission Network, and Senior Pastor of Abundant Grace for Day 6 teaching devotional.
"[My son, Andrew] Andrew's father passed away in a motorcycle accident. The first thing I did was call out to God... the Lord said... that He is the Word.I needed to tell my son what happened... I didn't know how to deal with it... it hurt a lot...
I started praying, I started praising God. During that time... I felt this heat... I just knew it was the Holy Spirit..." —
Think and journal your answers to the following questions to go deeper into today's scripture and meditation.
What is the difference between "unity" and "oneness"?
Describe what it means that God loves you with the same love that He loves His Son, Jesus Christ.
Why is it so important for us to live as "one" with God and each other according to John 17:21?
Create a prayer journal with declarations of praise and thanksgiving for God's love.
Record your decision to live intimately with God and what you think that will look like in your own life.
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.