Commit to a spiritual practice
1. Allow God to speak to you through the Scriptures this week. Read Luke 11:11-13 (above) and meditate on what it says about the character of God. Can you believe that God wants to give you only good gifts? Make a list in your journal—better yet, draw pictures—of the good gifts God has given you. Write a prayer of thanks for those good gifts.
2. Spend time noticing your prayer life this week. How are your prayers shaped by your feelings about God? Are your prayers faith and hope-filled because you know God as a loving parent? Are they pleading prayers to a God who seems distant? Maybe you don’t pray at all because God seems to be uninterested in your life. Journal about your insights.
3. Do a “treasure” check in your life. Are there things that you prize too much? Jesus warned us not to place our hope in things that will decay and perish. If you cannot freely give a treasure away, maybe it possesses you more than you possess it. Give it away and experience the freedom that comes when you relinquish a treasure.
4. Think of a time you felt God said, “No!” How did you feel? Can you share your own story of an orange kickball?
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