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The Divine Mentor
Posted: Sep 28, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments |

I was out for coffee a few weeks ago with a young guy that recently began coming to our church.  He shared with me how God has been really dealing a lot with him about his personal devotional time with God.  After listening to him share about how his devotional life had gotten stagnate, I realized I had fallen into the same trap in my own life.  I know, I know……as a pastor, prayer and reading the Bible is supposed to to be part of what we do.  Bankers count money.  Fireman put out fires.  Garbage man pick up garbage.  Pastors pray and read the Bible.  I can tell you from first hand experience that isn’t true.  Before I let you think that I have completely fallen off the wagon is a complete and utter backslider……let me explain.  I was reading my Bible and praying, but it felt like something I had to do not something I get to do.  I felt as though if I didn’t spend time with God every day that He would somehow now let my favorite sports team win that night as punishment.

After spending some time reflecting upon the conversation I had with that young man, I realized that something in me had to change.  I wanted to be excited to read God’s word every day.  I didn’t want to read God’s Word just to get the latest insight for a message to preach on.  I wanted something for me.  I was given a book by a guy named Wayne Cordeiro called, “The Divine Mentor.”  It’s a book about how to have meaningful devotions every day using a very simple process called S.O.A.P.  I strongly suggest going out to your nearest bookstore or ordering this book online asap.  It has helped me in my daily time with God more than I can even begin to describe.  I shared a talk about this subject a few nights ago at West and you can find a link to that at www.firstassemblywest.com.  There, you can also get more information on the S.O.A.P Bible study method.  Your relationship with God is the most important thing in your life and is thus worth investing into.  Go grab the book and see for yourself.

With Expectancy!

Corey

corey@firstassemblywest.com

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