This Is My Life
Devotions are always great, right? It is a great spiritual practice to begin or end your day with a a short, inspirational message that helps you focus on things that really matter.
Well, if you were at Hood this past Sunday, then you know the next 6 weeks are going to focus on things that matter in our lives as part of the process of coming home to God and the freedom God wants us to have. So, naturally it makes good sense to offer you some devotions to help you focus, reflect and consider things in your life that matter.
Pastor Joanie and I will provide these in hard copy during worship and via our blog and email. We hope that you will take a few minutes each evening or some time throughout the week to consider the activities in these devotions as part of the process and journey of Freeway. Some are silly. Some are challenging. All are pretty simple.
So, as we journey together, allow these devotions to help you consider the message from each Sunday and apply it to you life and you take the next step towards freedom.
Find 2-3 photos that represents a meaningful part of your life story. They could include family, a trip, a special event, a holiday…anything that is meaningful to you and symbolizes part of your personal story. Now, take some time to write down a few sentences or phrases about what each photo means to you. Why did you choose each photo? What do these photos say about who you are? …about your life? Spend some time sharing with God about why these are important and symbolic for you.
If You Missed Sunday’s Sermon…
Read or Listen to Invitation: A Prodigal’s Party – Luke 15:11-24
God’s Words for This Week
Leviticus 23 – Work can be done for six days, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of special rest, a holy occasion. You must not do any work on it; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the Lord. (CEB v.3)
1 Kings 19:11-18 – A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper. (The Message, v.11b-12)
Psalm 139 – Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; (The Message, v.23)
Matthew 26: 36-39 – Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, “Stay here while I go and pray over there.” (CEB, v.36)
This Week at Hood
Wednesday, September 13, 4:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, September 14, 12 noon – 1:30 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, September 17, 11:00 am – Worship – Awareness: Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life
Sunday, October 22 – Homecoming
September 24, 2018
September 12, 2018
September 11, 2018