So far this week in the study of Luke, we have received a great example of someone wanting to learn so they could be the best they could be in order to fulfill their purpose. At the age of twelve, Jesus was so focused on learning from the teachers at the Temple that He stayed behind when Joseph and Mary made their return trip back home.
In the same way, we should want to search our heart for talents that may be developed and there is no better way than to dive into His Word and pray as we journey along the way. I’ll be continuing the study in the book of Luke tomorrow and sharing a few thoughts. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. You can keep up with my spiritual journey by clicking http://wp.me/1ar6D
Someone once gave me these suggestions:
- Focus on one day at a time by breaking things into pieces
- Embrace the power you have to make choices
- Remember that problems present opportunities
- Determine what things are most important
Have a great rest of the week my friends! As the journey through God’s Word continues, below are questions for reflection for the study of Luke 3-4 which will help focus some thoughts to share in posts over the next few weeks.
What is John’s purpose (messengers are customarily sent to warn and exhort people to get ready for a royal visit – relate John’s purpose to the times)? What is his message? Where does he get his authority? In what ways do you bear fruits of repentance? What stands out about John’s character?
When does Jesus start his public ministry? What preparation have you given to your “ministry”?Why does Jesus as both divine and human have significance for you?
At what times are you most susceptible to Satan’s attacks? To whom does ultimate rule rightfully belong? Of what value to you is knowing that Jesus has been tempted in every way you are?
In what ways have you been released? Been given 20-20 spiritual vision? Found liberty? Satin tries to destroy Jesus and the power of His message; how does knowledge of this enlarge our understanding of Satin’s tactics and our ability to cope with life?
What impression does Jesus make on the people in the synagogue? How does Jesus’ understanding of His purpose affect his activities and relationships? What is your purpose or goal? In what ways does this affect your activities and relationships?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast