Touching Base 24

Remember: God is a personal God … and he is reaching out to you personally!
It’s time to think about all that you’ve read this week! If necessary, go back and read anything you received recntly that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!

Quick Links

Growing in Christ Lesson 1: Knowing Our Great God
Have You Ever Tried the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting?
What Do You Treasure?
Stay Focused
Choices, Choices
Trusting in a Good God

Reflection

This week’s lesson focused on five fundamental character qualities of God: God is sovereign, eternal, all-knowing, all powerful, and present everywhere.
Which of these character qualities is most real to you at this point in your life?
Which one of these character qualities do you need to learn more about?
This week all of our devotionals were still focused on the teachings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount.
Which teaching did you find most difficult?
Which teaching do you find most challenging?
What thoughts do you have about fasting? Are you willing to try it? What benefits do you think there might be in fasting?
In “What do You Treasure,” Beth Yoe asked two very important questions that would be easy to just skim over: How do we spend and invest our time? How do we spend and invest our resources?
If you make these questions personal, how would you answer …
How am I spending and investing my time?
How am I spending and investing my resources?
Is your personal focus in the right place?
What are your daily choices revealing about your priorities?
Yesterday’s devotional was entitled, “Trusting in a Good God.”
How much trust do you have that God is good?
What has influenced your perspective?
How can you grow in your trust in God?

Go a Step Beyond

Here’s this week’s recommendation for an on-line article video for you to contemplate as you consider all the information you read this week:
The Choices We Make @ http://jesusonline.com/svideo-the-choices-we-make/

Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize these verses:
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too. (Matthew 6:19-21, TLB)