July 15, 2020

Today you should read: Jeremiah 35

When I think about some past failures or mistakes in my life, I realize that many of them could have been avoided had I listened to some wiser people. For example, my youth pastor encouraged me to go into ministry during my junior year of high school. I thought it could be something I wanted, but I wasn’t going to pursue anything like that until baseball was over. Well, two years later and two surgeries later (both from baseball), I realized God was leading me into ministry and showing me that life isn’t all about baseball. God was directing my path, even though I was being disobedient by putting baseball before Him.

Can you think of any times in your life where you didn’t listen to the wisdom of someone and you learned a hard lesson because you did it your way? 

Well, Jeremiah 35 gives us a biblical example of this. The Rechabites do not drink wine or build houses because their ancestor (Rechab) told them not to (v. 6-11). Because of this, God blessed them (v. 18-19). In contrast to them, the Israelites have not been disobedient to following the wisdom and instruction from God (v. 13-14). God had sent them prophets (v. 15) and yet, they still did not listen. Because of this, they received punishment (v. 17). 

Take a minute and ask God: God, what are you commanding me to do? How can I be a more obedient follower of yours? What wisdom of yours have I not listened to? 

After praying this prayer, listen for answers. Listen for wisdom from God, your discipler, and whoever else invests in you spiritually. 

By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Associate


God is honored when we intentionally seek Him in prayer. As a church, we want dependent prayer to be something that marks us. Use the comment section to post prayer requests and experiences of how God has answered prayer and/or changed you through prayer! If you would like to be enrolled to get weekly prayer reminders, text @cpclex to 81010.

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

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