“He must become greater; I must become less.”
John 3:30 NIV
“I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.“
Genesis 26:4-5Continue Reading
Welcome to our spring session of #theFives, Day One!
The beginning of a new session is always a little electric– a quiet morning fueled by expectation– it can be addicting! I can’t wait to put God first, even if the hour of day is a little difficult!
So why are we here, sacrificing time away from our cozy beds? Because we believe God is the secret to living our best life. How do we discover it? By listening to God about how to throw away what makes us tired, ashamed, and out of control– all that junk holds us back!
Our key verse for the next 25 days is Titus 2:11-14:
“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
God wants to teach you how to connect with Him, to take care of yourself and others, to do the hard thing, and have the self-discipline to choose what is best.
Week one is about connecting our heart to our head. Our relationship with God is not a checklist, but sometimes we need the checklist to get us going in the right direction. Just like learning any new skill, we start with the basics and grow into taking risks and improvising, making that skill our own.
“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
– 1 Peter 1:7