This week, we're talking about the Core Value of Intimacy with God...
A God-shaped life is illustrated in the Bible as a flourishing tree planted by God through the work of His hands. Those who trust in God can be like a tree planted by a stream of water, whose leaves are always green, alway bearing fruit (Psalm 1:3). When Jesus announced His ministry to a brokenhearted, enslaved world, He said He would not just heal people, but transform them into “oaks of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:3).
If you are a follower of Christ, the seed of discipleship is planted in your life. God’s desire is for you to develop deep roots, grow strong, and experience His full power and presence, but many disciples never fully develop and suffer the consequences of a shallow life.
In a six-year study by Christian researcher and author, George Barna, ten stages are identified in the Christian journey for fully experiencing God and His wholeness. According to Barna, only one in twenty Christians (five percent), grow past the depth of stage six. God desires every disciple experience all ten stages.
Just as a tree grows from the core, you also have the ability to grow when you focus on the core of who you are and what you can become in Christ.
Comment below what you are doing to grow deep roots in Christ. How can we learn from each other this week?
Dare to Ask God to help you grow deep roots and flourish!
Mary and Joseph’s obedience changed the world! Will you be obedient to what God has called you to?
It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. Ask God to reveal Himself and His purposes for your life.
Are you facing difficult obstacles in life? Remember John 16:33 Jesus tells us to take heart for He has already overcome the world!
God wants men and women who are bold and unashamed to spread the Gospel. Will you be on mission?
Have you spent time meditating on God’s Word. Listen for the Lord’s voice this week by meditating on Ephesians 3:20
You must ask, seek, and knock to be filled with God’s passionate love for others.
When you’re filled with God’s love you are transformed. God’s desires become your desires.
You can see needs all around you if you just look closely. How are you going to respond to the needs of the world?
We are commanded to love one another just as God loves us. Do you share God’s love for others?
God’s passion for His people can not be extinguished. Do you embody this same passion?
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice for you to know the love of God. Have you acknowledged His love for you?
God’s love is for all! Even the discounted, rejected, and despised. Do you believe in the love God has for you?