Let’s try things a little differently this week beginning with prayer, inspired by our excellent message last Sunday from Rob Lister, Hold Fast the Word. Grab your Bible, open to Luke 8, 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 testing I face right now to cast a shadow of doubt over your word, keeping 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 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 Luke 8:22-25, our passage for this Sunday.
- 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. Lok for an opportunity today (and throughout the week) to share that thought with someone else.
This Sunday Jackson Randall will be preaching Luke 8:22-25 and Kenny Clark will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
SONG OF THE WEEK
Be Still My Soul by Norton Hall Band
Be still, my soul!
The waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them
While He dwelt below