Each week, we offer daily Scripture readings and thoughts in our Grow • Pray • Study (GPS) Guide.
Come back on Mondays for the weekly GPS, and spend time in study and prayer daily!
You matter to God.
Power of a
Whisper: Practice, Practice, Practice
September 18, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Destination: To gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a
deeply committed follower of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. To be able
to recognize your experiences of God and to discover God in new and different
Memory verse: I encourage you to read this Scripture every day and by
the end of the week have it memorized or to the point of where you can
paraphrase the verse(s). Try writing it down on post-it notes and place
them in areas where you will see it daily, for example the bathroom mirror or
the dashboard of your car.
thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 42:2
I am again, anticipating your presence, your power and your personal input into
my lives. As I dive into this session’s material, please help me to
channel my energies, still my body and focus only
on you—who you are and
what you want to say
to me today. I love you, I live to serve you and I
time to you now. Amen”
(Whisper by Bill Hybels)
This week as you spend time in your special place and practice
listening to the whispers of God, read the Scriptures and write down what Jesus
did as he withdrew to spend time with God on a regular basis.
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 read Matthew
Jesus has heard about his cousin’s and friend (John the Baptist)
death. He preaches to the masses, teaches the disciples about hospitality and
then sends them on ahead of him. What do you notice about Jesus routine in
these passages? How does Jesus routine help you establish your daily practice
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 read Mark
What is happening in this passage? What do you suppose were the
emotions that Jesus and the disciples were feeling? What does Jesus instruct
the disciples to do in verse 31? Why do you think those instructions were
important? How can you apply those same instructions in your own life?
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 read Mark
What is happening in this passage? What do you notice that Jesus
does? How can you apply what Jesus does into your own life?
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 read Luke
There is a lot happening in this chapter! Write down the
highlights of Jesus actions from this chapter. Towards the end of the chapter
what does Jesus do? How can you apply what Jesus does in your own life?
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 read Luke 5:1-16
is happening in this passage? What do the people do? What does Jesus do? How
can you apply what Jesus does in your own life?
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 read Luke
What is happening in this passage? What do the people do? What
does Jesus do? What is the repeated pattern of Jesus actions from the readings?
Why is this repetition important? How can you apply what Jesus did in your own
Resources: Bible by God, The Power of a Whisper Hearing God.
Having the Guts to Respond by Bill Hybels