Daily Devotional

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Wednesday 9/28/22

  • Read Hebrews 4: 6-11
  • Pray

Last Friday—did any hardness of heart pop into your mind as you sat with the Spirit?

What about areas of nagging disobedience? Spend some time clearing the air between you and the Father.

Keith has often referenced verse 11 and talked about “effortful rest”. Making every effort to enter his rest. What sort of effort do you think this looks like for you?

Tuesday 9/27/22

  • Read Hebrews 4: 3-5

The NLT translated verse 3 as “for only we who believe can enter His rest.” Again, the author warns that some may fail to experience His rest.

  • What does rest look like for you? (not sleeping at night, but an experience of a deep, soul kind of rest).
  • What does rest with Jesus make you think of? Why is this rest to be so desired?

Jesus shows great compassion for the father in Mark chapter 9 who said, “I believe, help my unbelief!” To me, this shows the difference between our saving faith/belief in Jesus, versus the daily offering of belief in following the Lord and His ways.

He desires both from us.

A heart filled with belief in Jesus for salvation and living, can lean back into the Father’s arms and rest.

Monday 9/26/22

Read Hebrews 4: 1-2

Ask the Spirit to help you understand these verses.

This is a stern warning.

  • What is the author warning us about exactly? What does it look like to ‘fall short’?
  • When did you begin to ‘share the faith’ as in verses 2? When did you trust Jesus to pay the penalty for your sin instead of trying to pay it yourself?
  • The author talks to us—the body. Who around you needs encouraging today, or needs to be spurred on? How can you reach out to them?

Sunday 9/25/22

Spent some time just relaxing with the Lord.

Continue to sit with the Spirit asking about areas of hardness in our hearts.

Ask also who you could encourage today to press on in their faith?

Saturday 9/24/22

Read Hebrews 3: 14-19

  • What is the warning that you hear in these verses?
  • How do you see it applied to your own life?
  • What’s your plan to continue holding firm to the Father until the end?

Friday 9/23/22

  • Read Hebrews 3: 7-13

Where is there hardness in your heart towards God? What places is He locked out of? What thought patterns are you holding onto towards others that keep your heart hard?

(Really spend some time sitting quietly and asking the Spirit to search your heart and speak to you—heed the warning of these verses).

  • Who in your life speaks life into you and helps your heart stay soft? Do you have these people?

If you are not attached to a Home Group, please pray about reaching out to Andrew to get plugged in somewhere—this weekly time build relationships and then builds depth so that we can encourage one another daily.

Thursday 9/22/22

  • Read Hebrews 3: 1-6

Remember to ask the Spirit to guide your thoughts.

Jesus is found to be greater than the angels, and greater than even Moses.

The author calls us “holy brothers and sisters” and encourages us to “fix our thoughts on Jesus”.

  • In your own life right now, how are you pursuing holiness or being set apart to know God?
  • What practices do you have that keep your thoughts fixed on Jesus?
  • In your daily rhythms, what could you put into place that would facilitate Jesus being more in your thoughts during the day?