Seeing the Light
With photography, as an illustration, discover the power of seeing the light. God reminds us that “light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it.” Discover how you can see the light in your own life. Pick up a camera if you’re so inclined, but, more importantly, make sure you prioritize God’s light in your own life.
The words of the prophet Isaiah stir hope in anyone who has been walking in darkness. Read Isaiah 9:2. What does Isaiah mean by “light” and “darkness?” How have you most recently experienced those opposites?
We first see the light by being aware of the light. In what sense is awareness a spiritual discipline?
What sections of scripture can you point to that remind us that God never changes but He does change the way He works with us? Why is it vital as a Christ-follower to always be open to the unexpected from God?
Just as our experience of light changes (warm light, cool light, muted light, bright light) so does our experience with receiving God’s light. How have you experienced the rhythms of God’s light in your own life?
Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. How would you describe the different seasons of life? Where does our desire for the eternal come from (v. 11)?
Rhythms of light also include darkness. Where is God when we face heartache or confusion? What is God’s desire toward us (see Numbers 6:25-26)?
In the Garden
What does faithfulness look like in the face of our temptations and weakness? Along with Jesus’ disciples, we can learn and grow in faithfulness as we follow Jesus to the last supper and into prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. Read Mark 14:32-42, and if you can make...
A Beautiful Thing
As Jesus prepared for the cross, an unnamed woman responded to Jesus with faith in a unique way. She understood truth about Jesus that eluded other disciples and gave Jesus an extravagant gift. Let’s remember how her example teaches us to follow the Lord with faith...
Throughout His time on earth, Jesus' disciples asked Him many of the same questions that we find ourselves wrestling with today. Instead of giving a direct and clear response to their questions, Jesus focused more on the heart and attitude of His followers. We have...
Death and Taxes
Death and taxes are two of life’s certainties, and Jesus responded to questions about those topics to redirect our attention to timeless truth. Remembering the source and owner of all the parts of our life, as well as life itself, radically changes our perspectives....
While Jesus entered conflict with religious leaders over his authority, he also revealed significant truth about his mission, God’s good gifts, and our responsibilities. What can Jesus’ teaching, storytelling, and confrontation with religious authorities teach us...