As we continued our Reset series this week, Scott talked about things that distract us from living in the moment, and seeing what God may be trying to do in our lives. Scott shared three stories of people who didn’t stop and see Jesus, even though he was right in front of their faces. Take a few minutes to read the following passages.
The fact that Mary missed seeing Jesus at the tomb seems to be rooted in her disbelief. When the two disciples on the road missed seeing Jesus, it looks like it is rooted in their sorrow and defeat. When Martha misses seeing Jesus, it is because she is distracted by housework. In all three cases, people who followed and loved Jesus were prevented from being able to see him. If we love Jesus, but fail to see him working our our lives, then we are most likely distracted by something.
We just looked at three passages about people who missed seeing Jesus. Which one do you identify with the most?
Tell us about one of the greatest or fondest moments that you can remember in your own life?
What made that moment so great?
Have you aver had an experience that may have been a great moment if you had not been preoccupied with, or distracted by something?
Are there people, places, or things in your life that you would like to be able to enjoy more?
What keeps you from enjoying these things as much as you would like?
What distracts you the most?
What are some simple and feasible things you can do to minimize the distractions in your life, and live in the moment?
PRAY FOR YOUR GROUP
Pray that we will each be able to slow down and live in the moment for our own sakes, and for the benefit of those around us.
PRAY FOR THE CHURCH
Pray that we will be a church of people who look different from the rat-race of the world. Pray that people will see that we are not too busy or distracted to follow Jesus and love others.
PRAY FOR THE WORLD
Spend a moment praising God for the 103 youth in Chile who’ve been mobilized by FCC global partners, Ibero American Ministries, to do short term missions in 2019/20. Pray that our global partners are able to successfully equip and launch all of these commitments to serve cross culturally and for their impact to bring many to know and follow Jesus.