Pastor Josh Hilburn asked us to consider how we seek God's will for our lives. Through greater humility, formation in the practice of prayer, and bringing the truths we engage in scripture to action, we open our hearts to the potential of powerful and lasting change.
John 15: 5-7
Ephesians 1: 17
Matthew 7: 24-27
James 1: 22-25
Matthew 22: 36-40
“When you pray do not try to express yourself in fancy words, for often it is the simple, repetitious phrases of a little child that our Father in heaven finds most irresistible. Do not strive for verbosity lest your mind be distracted from devotion by a search for words. One phrase on the lips of the tax collector was enough to win God’s mercy; one humble request made with faith was enough to save the good thief.” -John Climacus
“If you understood only one single passage in all of Holy Scripture, well, then you must do that first of all, but you do not first have to sit down and ponder the obscure passages. God’s Word is given in order that you shall act according to it, not that you shall practice interpreting obscure passages.” -Soren Kierkegaard
Josh spoke on our tendency to jump quickly into prayers of petition. How might you first enter into prayer from places of adoration, thanksgiving, and confession? What will you to to intentionally engage rhythms of prayer this week?
In what ways do you comfortably rest into patterns of "Bible study" in lieu of what our friend Bob Goff might call "Bible doing"? In what ways might your engagement with scripture lead you to action?
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
How Great Thou Art
It Is Well
Here's My Heart
When You Are Not Enough
Come To Me