The month of February we are focusing attention on our relationship with God. We want to everyone who attends Freedom to have communion with the living God. To help facilitate this we are providing you with exercises that you can do during the week. We believe what God said to Israel thousands of years ago is true for us today, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the LORD”. (Jeremiah 29:13-14) God wants to be found and is waiting to be found by you.
First, pray and ask God to use the verses below in your life this week to help you seek Him and find Him.
Second, read the verses below 3 times, slowly and out loud.
Third, pick two days this coming week where you will do what Jesus did, get away to a quiet place to be alone with God. We suggest going to a place other than where you usually seek God. If you can’t leave your house go to a different room or go outside. If you can leave your home take a drive or walk to a park or some place where you can be with the Lord.
Fourth, here are some questions that may help you commune with God.
What did God show you in the verses below?
What stands out to you about Jesus in these verses?
What was the best thing about withdrawing and seeking God?
Luke 5:12-16, “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him. Then Jesus ordered him, "Don't tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them." Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
Luke 6:12, “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”
Matthew 14:22-23 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
Mark 1:35-39 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!" Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come." So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.