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How to Find Direction In Confusing Times

One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai (his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot (his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. Terah lived for 205 years and died while still in Haran. Genesis 11:31-32 NLT

The LORD had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:1-3 NLT

Follow God’s instructions

Teach them God’s decrees, and give them his instructions. Show them how to conduct their lives. Exodus 18:20 NLT

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 NLT

But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. Psalm 1:2 NLT

Reading the Bible 4 times per week helps:

  • Feeling lonely drop 30%
  • Anger issues drop 32%
  • Bitterness in relationships drop 40%
  • Alcoholism drop 57%
  • Feeling spiritually stagnant drop 60%
  • Viewing pornography drop 61%

Learn the story of God

Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness. Psalm 145:7 NLT

That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. Ecclesiastes 12:13 NLT

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Trust God’s Promises

God will unlock my potential

I will make you into a great nation. Genesis 12:2A NLT

… your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 NLT

God will give me the right kind of fame

I will bless you and make you famous. Genesis 12:2B NLT

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 1 Peter 5:6 NLT

God will make my life matter

…and you will be a blessing to others. Genesis 12:2C NLT

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14 NLT

God will protect me

I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. Genesis 12:3 NLT

For the LORD watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction. Psalm 1:6 NLT

My Notes

Personal Reflection Guide

Find a place of solitude for a few minutes, put away the phone, turn off the TV, as much as possible, minimize your distractions.It is a mind-blowing reality that the God of the universe wants to meet with us, he loves to be with us. How did the message this week challenge you? What are you currently doing in your life that is contrary to what God desires for you and from you? Habits are things that we do over and over again that either benefit us or destroy us. Habits are the little choices we make each and every day as we live our lives. Because of this, we have the power to change bad habits and create new ones. Often we don’t make new habits because we do not truly believe they will benefit us. Do you believe reading God’s word will make a difference in your life? Do you believe that something written so long ago will be relevant to you today? God’s word has power - power to heal, transform, and to change hearts. It is life-giving food for the heart and soul. Are you up for the challenge to commit to reading the Bible 5 days a week following along with our reading on the app? Put God’s word to the test, see if your life isn’t altered in the best way after committing to reading it daily. We have an enemy, our adversary the devil, he will attempt to get you off track on your reading journey because he knows that Bible reading is so essential to real change. If you have a few days where you miss, just start back at it as soon as you realize you’ve drifted, just don’t give up. Commit to adopting this new habit, and expect that God will meet you as you pursue him.

Discussion Questions

  1. When was the last time you were well and truly lost? What was it like and what helped you out of your predicament?
  2. Read Genesis 12:1-3 which one of God’s promises to Abram would you most like to be a part of your life and why?
  3. Read Psalm 119:105. In what specific ways has the Bible been a lamp to guide you or a light to lead you and how might those moments have looked different without it?
  4. Read Exodus 18:20. What commands of God are easy for you to follow and which ones tend to be more difficult for you?
  5. Read Psalm 1:2. How often do you find yourself engaging the Bible in a meaningful way and is that the right amount for you to be healthy?
  6. Are you planning on accepting the “60 days to a better me challenge” and in what ways do you think your life would be different as a result of reading your Bible 5 times a week?