Jimmy Needham, More Than a Song
What is the heart behind our worship?
Enjoy the everyday ways in which God continues to supply all we need.
Gratitude – Louie Schwartzberg
From what forms of bondage are you praying for freedom? Have you enabled others to partner with you in the struggle?
What is our expectation in response to prayer? Are we like Rhoda who only has to hear the Voice and know the reality of what occurred? Or are we too shocked when God steps in, like Peter and the disciples?
Are we quick to dismiss promptings that come in unconventional or unforeseen ways? How does this story challenge and encourage you to give these times more consideration?
Who are the people-groups that we have difficulty accepting due to our life story?
How can we move beyond the rule of the law to the heart behind it so that it governs and motivates our actions?
Is our presence in the room perceived as condemnation and self-righteousness or love and humility?
To provoke thoughtful reflection, I’ve taken an ancient legend and set it to rhymed verse:
There’s a story that’s been told about two brothers who had grown old. Lots of envy, lots of strife; things were tense through most of life. Said the one, “This has to end!” A message clear he vowed to send. Hired a man to build a wall: “Build it strong, and build it tall!” Took a week and went away, then returned and was dismayed to see the man that he had paid had really not his will obeyed. For where the wall was supposed to be, the man had built a bridge, you see,to span the stream that lay between the two whose love had grown so lean.
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