Behold! Part 2-The Cat
Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1
Theme: God desires to develop us into people with courageous patience. Patience is developed in the life of a believer over time as we intentionally wait on God and trust in Him.
1. Describe someone you know who is patient. What is it about that person that stands out?
2. What are the perils of impatience and the benefits of patience?
3. Read Psalm 27. How does David’s confidence affect his attitude towards his circumstances?
4. Read Philippians 3:17-4:1. Based off Paul’s description of Jesus, why can the believers “stand firm”?
5. When do you find it most difficult to practice patience? With whom do you find it easiest to practice patience?
6. How does developing an attitude of waiting on God help us have patience with others?
7. What are one or two steps you can take this week to wait on God and have patience with others?
8. How can we pray?
Behold! 2019 Lenten Study Challenge
Monday: Isaiah 40:27-31, Romans 8:24-30
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 13:8-14, Luke 12:35-40
Wednesday: Psalm 27, James 5:7-8
Thursday: Psalm 5:1-8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Friday: Proverbs 15:18, Philippians 3:17-4:1
There are two texts per day. One possible way to “behold!” God’s work is to set aside two times per day, using one scripture for the morning and the other for the evening.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Jesus to speak to you by asking these 3 questions.
1. What is the purpose of waiting in this text?
2. What is God leading me to understand?
3. Who can I show patience to today?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
God, waiting is hard work. But there is great reward in the waiting. Help me focus my heart on your goodness and strength as I wait on you. Help me cultivate an attitude of patience so that I can sense your work in others too.