Today is Wednesday, January 23, 2019. David continues his prayer by acknowledging that there are no gods that compare to the true God. Many nations have turned to false gods, such as carved images or objects, such as money, only to find emptiness and disappointment. Their works do not compare to the works of the Lord. David desires that God would teach him his righteous ways and bind his heart to His. May we follow David’s example and worship the one true God for His righteous ways. - Jon
The following guide is a resource for you to use in your personal time of solitude with the Lord as well as when you connect with the Community that you facilitate. It can also be used for times with family or friends around the table.
CATCH-UP- What was your high and low from last week/yesterday?
SING + PRAY- Take some time for song (guitar, hymn, acapella or read a Psalm) and extended prayer as an individual/community. A simple path of prayer is to pray through one of the Psalms as a group or use the acronym ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication).
DISCOVER (IN LARGE GROUP)
[ Psalm 86:8-11]
8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. 9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. 10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. 11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what is a key truth or thought that I learn?
(Use these questions to help make additional observations to clarify the main point)
_ Are there false gods in your life? (v 8)
_ Take some time to reflect on the wonderful works of God. Both in scripture and in your own life (v 8)
_ Why will the nations gather and worship the name of the Lord if they have their own “false gods.” (v 9)
_ What does it look like to walk in the truth of God? (v 11)
_ What does David mean when he asks the Lord to “unite his heart to fear your name?” (v.11)
PROCESS (IN BREAKOUTS OF 2-3’S, GUYS/GIRLS)
+ HOW is the Lord calling me to action/obedience? Is there sin to confess, a next step to take, how has it gone since last time?
+ WHO am I walking with and praying for to discover Jesus, what is my next step? (e.g., Build trust by spending time with them, set-up an intentional time to share your story, begin a discovery study on the teachings of Jesus with them)