Longing


Pastor Jamie George - While our body wont survive long without water, our soul dies a slow death without God. Love acknowledges a longing for the Divine, is passionate in its pursuit and patient in its delayed fulfillment.  


Village Discussion:


LAST WEEK

PRACTICE: Which one of these “Who I Am In Jesus” statements are you going to practice this week? Practice living as though it’s true in your 10000minutes

What did you see? What did you learn?


THIS WEEK

KEY VERSE: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness at night. Ps 92:2


Loving God All Day:

As you READ these verses, what do you see, what do you learn about what it looks like to love God all day long?


  • 1 John 4:19  We love because he first loved us.

  • Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. & LUKE 10:27

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.What do you see, what do you learn about what it looks like to love God all day long?


People say, sure there are 10,000 other minutes during the week, but what does it look like to love God as we sleep. The average person sleeps for roughly 3,500 of those minutes, while many others are tormented with bad sleep. What is the heart of God for us in our sleeping?

 

Loving God At Night:  

As you READ these verses, what do you see, what do you learn about what it looks like to love God in your sleep?

  • Ps. 121:4 "God doesn’t sleep nor slumber"...so we can!

  • Ps. 127:1, 2  1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city,  guarding it with sentries will do no good. 2 It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.  

“v2...for God gives rest to his loved ones.” Sleep is one of the most trusting/surrendered moments of our week. Do you agree/disagree? why?


Discussion Questions:

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness at night. Ps. 92

  1. What does it mean to thank God for His Unfailing Love in the mornings?

  2. What things could you thank God for in the mornings when you wake up?

  3. Faithful means: Loyal, Full of Trust, Secure, Steadfast, Constant. What does it mean to thank God for His Faithfulness at night?

  4. How does it feel to know that God is always watching after you, even when you are sleeping?

  5. As a parent (whether you are one or not), how do you experience love from your kids?

  6. How does God experience your love for Him?

  7. What would it look like this week to love God all day and all night?


10,000 Minutes PRACTICE:

Affirm God for WHO He is in the morning and at night!

This week during your day and night, practice affirming God for WHO HE IS. As a parent, I feel so loved by my kids through their affirmations and gratitude. God is ABBA Father. Love Him like it this week!


TEXT 10000minutes to 797979 and receive reminders during your week about practicing Jesus’ Invitations! We’ll talk about what we have learned next week in our Village!

CJ Casciotta