Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 15: Last Call - Revealing Your Heart

Revealing Your Heart - Based on One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook

Life Lesson (from journal): "People talk all the time but rarely seem to hear each other's words, let alone their unspoken messages...We have to be willing to move from communication breakdown to communication breakthrough."
Kerry and Chris Shook opens Day 15: 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell stepped onto the telephone. Every great invention has its complications like the satellite, mobile, wireless, teleconference, or hands-free devices.

How do connections really occur or do they?

If you had One Month To Live, you would want to repair broken lines of communication and give more time to your relationships.

(Point to Ponder, from journal): What do we learn about God's heart from Jesus that we couldn't know any other way? (John 14: 7-11; Hebrews 1:1-3)

(Point to Ponder, from journal):  How did people know God was listening to them in these situations? (Exodus 3:6-10; 2 Chronicles 7:13-14; Psalm 106:43-45)

When we remember that our days are numbered, we realize we don't have time to waste on anything that's not true. In relationships the stakes are just too high to beat around the bush, talk behind someone's back, or not speak honestly. You gain respect when you speak directly.

Face Time
     God, I'm amazed that You're so personal with us. Your heart is laid bare, and I know You often feel pain because of the risk You've taken. I'm sorry I've hurt You.
     Your vulnerability makes possible the miraculous relationship between You and me. Show me how to enjoy that priviledge even a fraction as much as You do.
     Help me take risks in my relationships with the important people in my life, so we can both enjoy a little glimpse of heaven on earth.

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