The Abide team does a group devotional focused on Abide's weekly theme. We read verses, listen to meditations, and reflect on how God is speaking to us. We're publishing these devotionals so you can use them as a resource for a Bible study or in your own quiet time. Enjoy!
TOPIC: Being Proactive
Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters - by John Maxwell
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” - John Wesley
Read and listen for examples on how to live an intentional life
If you're in a group, take turns reading the week's Bible verses. Read the scriptures here
As time permits, listen to the meditations. Everybody can listen to a separate meditation or you can listen collectively as a group. The meditations for the different days are linked below, and the shortest version is 2 minutes long.
- Listen Well - James 1:19
- Ask Well - John 15:7
- Speak Well - Luke 6:45.
- The Sting of Sin - 1 Corinthians 15:56-57
- Picking Fruit - Galatians 5:22-23
- Have You Given Up Hope? - Isaiah 40:28
- Abide - John 14:21
- What is one prompt that the Holy Spirit might have given you in these verses to be intentional this week?
Share your answers in the comments below.