Touching Base 43

Time for a day of reflection … If you have time today for only one question to reflect upon, let it be this one … In what ways are you seeing Jesus working in you and through you?

If necessary, go back and read anything you received this past week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!

Quick Links

Lesson: Jesus Life of Love Lesson 2: “Jesus Tells the Story of the Lost Sheep”
Introduction to Highlights in Matthew
Can You See God’s Grace?
Are You Willing to Repent?
Come, Follow Me!
God Is at Work!


The lesson this week was on the parable the Lost Sheep. The lesson ended with this question: How might accepting that God values you and takes joy in you affect your relationship with Him?

This week we began a new series of devotions from the book of Matthew. Which of the devotionals was most meaningful to you?

In “Can You See God’s Grace,” Beth Yoe included a quote from Robert J. Morgan:

No sea is deeper than the ocean of His love. There is no army stronger than His hosts, no force greater than His throne of grace, no enemy who can overcome His direct and indirect work in our lives.

In what ways are the observations about God included in this quote encouraging to you?

What things in your life are you facing right now that you need to apply God’s grace and power to?

In “Come, Follow Me!” Beth Yoe wrote: “It is God’s desire for us to live our lives with open hands–not grasping tightly to any earthly treasure or endeavor.”

In what ways are you living your life with open hands? In what ways are you “grasping tight” to things here on earth?

Yesterday, in “God Is at Work!” Beth wrote, “There is always much more going on than what our eyes perceive. God is always working whether we see His hand or not.”

In what area of your life do you need to trust God’s working?

Go a Step Beyond

Take a few minutes to watch this inspirational video:

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Write It on Your Heart

Take a few minutes to memorize this verse:

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20–21)