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Week of February 18th

Day 1: The Foundation of Perseverance
Reading: Luke 14:28-30 - "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won't you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?"

Devotional: Today, reflect on the concept of perseverance and commitment in your spiritual walk. As we consider the teachings of Jesus, we understand the importance of counting the cost of discipleship. Take time to assess what it means to truly follow Christ in your life, acknowledging both the challenges and the joys. How can you prepare your heart to persevere in your journey of faith?

Reflection Questions:
1. What tower are you trying to build in your spiritual life, and have you counted the cost?
2. What steps can you take to ensure that you do not abandon the work God has started in you?

Day 2: Embracing Spiritual Practices
Reading: Matthew 4:1-4 - "Jesus answered, 'It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"

Devotional: Consider the role of Scripture in your daily life. Just as physical food nourishes our bodies, the Word of God sustains our spirits. Today, enjoy integrating the practice of reading Scripture into your routine. Let the Word be your source of strength and guidance, especially when facing temptations and trials.

Reflection Questions:
1. How can you incorporate Scripture into your daily spiritual nourishment?
2. Recall a time when Scripture provided the guidance or strength you needed in a difficult moment.

Day 3: The Nourishment of Memorization
Reading: Deuteronomy 8:3 - " does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord."

Devotional: Jesus memorized Scripture, and it fortified Him in times of need. As we journey through life, having God's Word etched in our hearts can be a profound source of comfort and direction. Select a verse that speaks to your current situation and make it a point to memorize it, allowing it to shape your responses and decisions.

Reflection Questions:
1. What Scripture can you memorize today that will help sustain you spiritually?
2. How can the act of memorizing Scripture help you grow closer to God?

Day 4: Understanding God’s Character Through Scripture
Reading: Psalm 119:11 - "I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."

Devotional: The Bible reveals the character of God and His will for our lives. Today, as you read and meditate on the Word, ask God to reveal more of His nature to you. Allow the Holy Scriptures to transform your understanding and draw you into a deeper relationship with the Divine.

Reflection Questions:
1. What aspects of God’s character have you discovered in your reading of Scripture?
2. How can hiding God's word in your heart influence your actions and attitudes?

Day 5: Living Out the Word
Reading: James 1:22 - "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."

Devotional: Knowledge of Scripture calls for action. As we conclude this week's devotional journey, let's focus on applying the Word to our lives. Reflect on the sermon's teachings and identify one practical way you can live out the Scripture you've studied this week.

Reflection Questions:
1. What is one actionable step you can take today to live out the teachings of Scripture?
2. How has this week's focus on Scripture affected your approach to spiritual growth?

Daily Prayer:
Holy God I devote this time to you so that you might reveal more of yourself to me. Help me to live, day by day, dependant on who you are and the word you have spoken. My thoughts, my time, my life, is yours. Amen.