Did God give you what you asked for on day 1 of this journey together?
What has God taught you in our journey together?Read More
When it comes to spiritual growth, what is my responsibility and what do I to release to God? This bite-size Bible study is about cultivating the field and surrendering the yield. In the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13), there is only one kind of soil where seeds of truth grow to be fruitful and productive crop. The life we want—one that is fruitful and productive, is grown by God as seeds of truth are sown in a cultivated heart. How do we cultivate a heart of good soil? Join the 40-day journey and unpack a story found in the Bible in Matthew 13—The Parable of the Sower, as we journey together with Jesus.
Do you need to change your pace so you can go the distance daily in the Word and living life with the Word? How so?
When are you most tempted to swerve away from Jesus rather than endure with Him?Read More
“I have asked one thing from the Lord;
it is what I desire:
to dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
gazing on the beauty of the Lord
and seeking Him in His temple.”
Let’s faithfully cross the the finish line with our imperfect progress together this week. I’m praying for you!
Worship Him today…. Let this song be your prayer: One Pure and Holy Passion
It was an ordinary day about two years ago when this thought floated through my mind. I knew Jesus promised life to the full, but I wasn’t sure I was living it. Life was good by all earthly measures. We were in a sweet season in our marriage, our little family was growing and God was opening new doors. I knew I was His and my eternity secured. Yet, something deep inside insisted there was more life to be experienced.Read More
“This is to my Father’s glory that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples;”
What has God been teaching you about the thorny soil?
There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. How can we know if our life’s work will receive a commendation?
What excitement or hesitation do you have about giving Him full access to weed out your heart?Read More
By jumping back and forth between my way and doing it God’s way the growth of the roots is hindered. If I were to simply stay put in His way, trusting God to grow my roots, they would grow faster, stronger, and deeper into Christ’s love.Read More
What does withering look like in your life when you aren’t connected to Water?
Do you think Jesus’ way is the better way, or the only way?
Do you tend to get low — humble yourself and repent as a thing you do when needed, or do you live low— in a continual posture of humility and repentance?
How have you tried to “reach” God by growing high, instead bowing low?
Describe a season where you experienced growth. How did you stay connected to Water in the heat of the sun?
What in your life has been like “hardscapes,” functional, but perhaps not productive for the kingdom?
Which of your ways is the hardest to surrender to God? How might surrendering a “rock” make room to become rooted in Him?