Created to Connect with God & Others: Day 1

Week 2 - Created to Connect with God and Others

    Day 1: CONNECT WITH GOD

How do you connect with God? If we’re all being honest, we may confess that we find it somewhat difficult to fully connect with God. The primary reason for this struggle is because we all want to have something to offer Him. Perhaps some of these quotes sound familiar: 

  • “I’ll get closer to God one day. But I need to get my life cleaned up first.”
  • “A relationship with God is a really serious commitment. I’ll have more time to give God later in life, but for now I’m OK just knowing He’s there.”
  • “I don’t feel like I have anything to offer God. But as soon as I feel like I do have something to offer, I’ll bring it to Him.”

Here’s the thing: there’s nothing we have that God needs. He just wants us. Even more specifically, He just wants you. He’s done everything that needed to be done for the relationship to begin. And the best way you can relate with Him is simply to receive from Him.

Receive God’s forgiveness. Receive God’s grace. Receive God’s love. You’ll not only connect with Him, you’ll be prepared to connect with others. As you read today, consider this: How difficult is it for you to receive from God? 

 

READING:

     EPHESIANS 2:4-10

How difficult is it for you to receive from God?

Which of the three statements (bullet points) in today’s reading resonates with you the most? 

Have you considered this may be preventing you from being able to relationally connect with God in new and amazing ways? 

F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)

Read: Job 38-39

Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I confess it isn’t always easy to receive from You. There are many times in which I want to be in control. Sometimes, for reasons I don’t always understand, I want to take on the burden of trying to fix some of the difficult problems that have come up in my life. But I’m learning more and more that the best leaders are those who follow You and receive from You regularly. Today, my desire is to be with You. I humbly ask that You continue to reveal Yourself to me in unique and awesome ways. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

 

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