Let’s spend a little ASK, LINGER, SHARE time again this week in preparation for Sunday. Grab your Bible, open to Luke 13, and take a moment to pray this out loud, personalizing it as you do.
Lord, as I hold your word, I hold in my hand an embarrassment of riches. The God of the universe has spoken to me.
Save me from neglectful hearing. Do not let the enemy snatch up what you want me to hear before it can sink down deep.
Save me from superficial hearing. Do not allow any trial or test I’m facing right now to cast a shadow of doubt over your word and keep it from taking root.
Save me from preoccupied hearing. Do not allow the cares and riches and pleasures of life to outshine the glory and goodness of You and Your word.
As I read now and as I gather with your people this Sunday, give me ears to hear with good-soil hearing. I ask humbly, in Jesus’ name. Amen
Read our passage for this Sunday, Luke 13:22-30.
- What does this passage reveal about God/Jesus?
- What does this passage reveal about me?
- What would an unbelieving response to this passage look like?
- What would a believing response to this passage look like?
Linger. Don’t move on until at least one thought you can savor throughout the day has been impressed upon you.
Share. Look for an opportunity today (and throughout the week) to share that thought with someone else.
This Sunday Junior Jamreonvit will be preaching Luke 13:22-30 and Kenny Clark will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare?
See you Sunday, Grace. Let’s come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Come to Me by Village Church
Bring Him all thy burdens
All thy guilt and sin
Mercy’s door is open
Rise up and enter in