Fall Session 2018-Week 5
“BLESS YOUR HEART”
Connecting With God’s Family
People use the phrase “bless your heart” and it becomes so common and easy to say. It really means to “take care of your heart”. What are some scenarios where you hear someone say “bless your heart”?
GROWING TO BE LIKE CHRIST
- Read Matthew 5:8, Philippians 3:13 & Psalm 92:1. Purity of heart means being single minded. What kind of things distract you from your goals in life? Purity of heart is the will to do one thing. What is one thing that you need to be focused on fulfilling your purpose in life?
- Read Proverbs 25:14. What are practical things one can do to keep an important promise that seems impossible? What have you promised someone but haven’t done yet?
- Read Proverbs 14:12. Our understanding is very limited and is based on our past experiences. Proverbs 14:12 warns us: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” That’s why it’s so important that we maintain a heart that is constantly listening to the Lord. Describe how you intentionally set aside time to listen to the Lord in what seems to be a sometimes crazy and hectic schedule?
- Read Colossians 3:23. Living with vocational purity of heart means doing your best at work, as suggested by Colossians 3:23. What are practical examples of working the way this verse describes, since you are not working for the Lord? Why would God want us to work hard at a job we didn’t even like, or care what we do when nobody is watching?
- Read Genesis 32:28-29. Wrestling with God changed Jacob’s identity. He was no longer to be known as one who received his blessing by deception. Jacob kept wrestling until he received the blessing he wanted. Describe a season of your life where you came out with a different perspective and maybe even came out a better person because of the season. Have you used that scenario to bless and encourage someone else recently?
“GOD BLESSES YOUR HEART, SO YOU CAN BLESS OTHERS.”