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A Birthday Party For All
September 13, 2013
We Had A Great Birthday Party
Last Sunday was my birthday. My wife came up with the idea that we should have a birthday party for everyone who has a birthday during the year. That includes everybody!
We first had our regular meeting in the local park where we offer coffee and pastries to anyone who comes. Usually between 9:15 and 9:30 we have a devotional for about 15 minutes.
We use the Daily God Walk devotional for our devotion for the day. It has proven to be a great discussion tool because every day has a principle, a reflection, and an affirmation with suggestions for each.
At 11:00 we gathered for the birthday party and combined our regular Sunday Morning Worship group with the park group. My wife shared a message on unity and coming together and I concluded with a prayer for all.
What a time we had - and it all started with a couple of people sitting around discussing the Daily God Walk devotion for the day. Click Here To Get Current Daily God Walk
Build A Small Group Bible Study Using the Daily God WalkAbout 30 years ago I dreamed of breaking my Sunday message into 5 or six components and making a daily devotion out of each component.
I never did get around to doing that, But I have continued to have the conviction that everyone needs a tool to help them establish a daily time of devotion.
Just six years ago I got very serious about providing just such a tool for believers. The tool that was birthed in 2007 was the Daily God Walk (DGW) devotional. Today there are many people across America who look forward to receiving their DGW month after month.
Recently we added the Study Guide Edition of the DGW. This edition concludes each devotion with a principle that is brought out in the text of the devotion for that day.
It also includes an affirmation of the principle to help the reader have a focus for their prayer and meditation.
The affirmation is followed by a reflection which serves as a stimulus for thought on the devotion for the day.
The reflection is followed by a section where the reader can journal their thoughts and write what they feel the Lord telling them in their prayer time.
The purpose of this edition is twofold. First, it gives the reader additional motivation to deepen their faith walk. And secondly, it provides a tool to use in small group Bible study.
I use it in three small groups which meet each week and since I began using it I have experienced much less stress over what We'll be discussing because we all have the same material and everyday there is a new devotion, so it doesn't matter what day of the week the group meets there is fresh material for reflection and discussion.
To check out a sample month of the Daily God Walk - Study Guide Edition just click on the link Below:
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