Restore | How Is Your Heart?

To be restored is to be formed into the image of Jesus. How does this happen? In this series, we’re focusing on who we’ve been called to be as a Church by recentering Jesus and remembering our call as disciples. This week, we’re speaking to how our life with Jesus always moves us deeper than what we know and how we behave into who we are – and who we’re becoming in Christ. 

 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23 NIV

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world.
Philippians 1:6 VOICE

 

1. When it comes to paying attention to our emotions, we’re all shaped by our past experiences. Growing up, what role did emotions play – nor not play – in your family life? How has this impacted how you approach them today?

2. Read Philippians 1:6 together. While dealing with emotions can be a difficult task, God can bring profound healing and restoration in our inner life. Where have you seen God move you towards wholeness and healing in your inner world? 

 

The Practice of Examen. Examen is an ancient Christian practice of reflective prayer that teaches us to pay attention to how God is at work in our ordinary life. Watch this video below to learn about how Examen works!