ASBC wandering booklet - Page 11

1. In this sermon, Pastor Wesley talked about Canaan as a place the Israelites had never been and were unsure how to
get to. In this stage of your life, what are you most unsure about? What are you seeking a pillar of cloud for?
2. We were encouraged in this sermon to have daily scheduled time with God. What time of your day is hardest or
the easiest for God to schedule into? What barriers have you experienced when trying to spend alone time with
God and what supports have helped you honor your devotional time?
1. When it comes to devotional time, Pastor Wesley stressed that having a dedicated space and place matters. If you
do not already have a dedicated space and place, select one to try this week. Not only select the space, but replace
the time you would spend on something you’ve found distracting like a tv series, social media time, or talking on
the phone with devotional time. Go into this devotional space with intention and bring specific prayer requests
and thanksgiving into your time.
*For an extra challenge, ask a prayer partner to do the same and share your reflections on this time at the end of the week.
2. This week, instead of meeting friends or family members for a Zoom ‘Happy Hour,’ instead plan a ‘Spirit Hour.’
Incorporate the 5 components of a dedicated and disciplined devotional life. Review Exodus 13 and observe how
God guided the Israelites. Later, allow each person on the line to praise God for how He has led them, or ask Him
in prayer to guide them out of their circumstances.
3. Are there any people who model a dedicated devotional life around you? Write down what you’ve observed in
others as goals for yourself this year and take a moment to seek their counsel on how to achieve it.
5. Your devotional life can take a variety of forms. How do different methods of prayer (silent, read aloud, written,
journaled), study (Bible apps, prayer partners, reference books/websites) and meditation (walking, running,
singing) define your daily devotional practice?
4. Pastor Wesley stressed to us that God cannot speak to us about something we’re already determined we can’t or
will not do. What experiences does this bring up for you? Have there been times when you’ve gone to God in
prayer but were unwilling to be moved beyond what you wanted? What did you learn or are you learning about
having an open heart?
3. A common saying is “prayer changes things.” Prayer not only changes “things” but has the capacity to change
us. What has prayer allowed you to hear or do now that you could not do before? How have these changes
influenced you and your walk?

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