Touching Base 8
God is a personal God … and he is reaching out to you personally through the work of the Holy Spirit? In what ways are you experiencing God’s care, His power, His compassion, His peace?
It’s time to think about all that you’ve read this week! If necessary, go back and read anything you received this week that you want to reconsider … or that you missed!
This week’s lesson focused on the truth of God’s Word. The Bible is the primary way that God communicates His desires for His people to His people! By taking time to read God’s Word on a regular basis, you will continue to grow spiritually and be able to stand firm when difficulties and deceptions come into your life. The Bible is nothing less than the words God Himself chose for us to hear! The Bible is God’s “road map” for your life.
Do you actually own your Bible? If you cannot actually get a hard copy, with today’s technology it is easy to read the Bible online or download it in many different languages.
Here are a few websites to help you out:
This week’s devotionals were based on Jesus’ interactions with a woman who needed his living water, a woman who had a demon-possessed daughter, and his dear woman friends, Mary and Martha.
Which encounter encouraged you most at this point in your life?
Did you find yourself asking questions after any of the exchanges?
What one lesson from these three interactions can you take into next week?
In what ways do we see God’s love, compassion, care, and/or confrontation in these stories?
In what ways do you think God is speaking to you right now?
Go a Step Beyond
Here’s this week’s recommendation for another on-line article with information on what it means to have a new life in Jesus Christ:
Write It on Your Heart
Take a few minutes to memorize these verses:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)