Cultivate Truth: 100 Days in the Word
Summer is flying by! It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the finish line of our series. While we only have a few weeks left, what we’re learning has the power to change us forever. We’ve been encouraged and challenged, but the choice to apply the truth of God’s word to our lives is one we must make every single day. Let’s be women who live what we’ve learned – women who purposefully and intentionally cultivate God’s word into our hearts and lives – SO THAT we can share Him with the world around us.
This week, we welcome Vivi Diaz with a timely reminder of the power of the living God at work in our lives.
This week’s devotion means too much to tread lightly and be content in our own understanding. It’s the reminder that the living power of God dwells within us. But, the reality is that most of us leave it untapped. WE. ARE. MISSING. OUT.
I guarantee that this is true somewhere in your life. There’s someone in your life that is too hard to forgive, an opportunity that is way out of your comfort zone, a decision that feels beyond you to make, a situation that seems impossible to redeem, an expectation in your life that is too hard to let go…something that you’ve “processed”, or “reasoned”, or even “justified.” Big or small, we settle in the understanding that we can’t or that we’re not capable. This devotion reminds us of what we miss out on and what it takes to not.
Before we go on, I ask…are you ready? Because to fiercely live a life that embraces the living power of God, we must fiercely combat the things against it…even when it means ourselves.
The truth in this week’s devotional isn’t one to merely reflect on tomorrow or the distant future—it’s one for today. Join me, because as you’ll read this week, it’s worth it to not just say we are women of faith, but be women whose lives require faith and the living power of God.
Let’s Dig Deeper:
This week, read Days 36-42 of Embraced. Answer the following questions on your own or discuss them with a friend and/or your community group:
- Have you ever had a missed opportunity or missed an incredible experience because you thought, I can’t? How has that impacted you?
- Read Psalm 73:26. The certainty in our lives is not found in ourselves or our outcomes. What fears, doubts, insecurities, excuses or hurts divide your heart from that truth?
- Untapped power. Think about a situation in your life that is too hard, too exhausting, too ________. How could that situation look different if you embraced the power of God?
- Read Psalm 86:11-12. What are some things that are true of God that will leave your heart UNDIVIDED?
- What do you need to do today to not have a DIVIDED heart…not the moments of yesterday, or tomorrow, but the moments of TODAY?
Vivi Diaz is the Youth Lead at Sandals Church Hunter Park, a NorCal native living in Southern California, and a recent graduate of California Baptist University. As a college student, she wasn’t always set on the “what,” but burdened by the “who.” Vivi has a deep passion for seeing young people become who God has created them to be. Whether developing leaders, teaching God’s Word, or wearing an oversized fur coat for ministry, she believes that young people who realize the role that God has in their life, and the role that THEY have in furthering the kingdom are unstoppable. Some of her side hustles include: following her favorite band, loving the beach, hoping for white winters to snowboard, and sipping Baja Blast Freezes and coffee. Vivi is so excited to grow with you in God’s Word this summer!
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