Day 3: Removing the Barriers
Yesterday you took the opportunity to identify ten things that get in the way of you growing and pursuing being a worshiper of God. Admittedly, you may not be able to fully eliminate all of these barriers in one day. But there may be certain practices you can put into place to begin to overcome these barriers one at a time.
Some of the common barriers (or distractions) that can prevent us from growing in worship may include:
- Number of hours at work or school
- Entertainment (tv, movies, music, video games, etc.)
- Fears such as, “I don’t have anything to offer God.”
- Hurts such as, “Nobody knows what I’ve been through or what I’m currently going through.”
- Self-loathing such as, “What that person said about me is probably true. I am worthless.”
- …and much more.
Even though these distractions get in the way, we can still choose to find ways to overcome these barriers and become worshipers of God. Better yet, we can choose to remember that God already has overcome all of these barriers! As you read today, consider this: How would your life be different if you focused more time/energy on eliminating these distractions than you do catering to them?
How would your life be different if you focused more time/energy on eliminating these distractions than you do catering to them?
What does it mean to worship God in spirit and in truth?
How will you respond to God and worship Him in spirit and truth? (Share with at least one other person how you chose to worship God today.)
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: Genesis 31-32
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, today’s reading was an excellent reminder that sometimes my own thoughts are what most get in the way of me growing in worshiping You. Today, I commit to spending more time in Your Word. I commit to being intentional about worshiping in spirit and in truth. I commit to eliminating some of the things that are getting in the way of me knowing You more. I commit to being the person You have called me to be. I pray these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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