MY NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH WITH GOD
DISCOVERYING MY PERSONAL PRAYER POWER WITH GOD
November 20, 2011
Lesson # 9
Bible Fact: The blessings that come into my storehouse are promised, planned, promoted and predestined by God in exchange for my growth to trust in His way.
Bible Text: Deuteronomy 28:8, 9
Aim: To lead students to obediently trust God to provide their blessings at a level to meet their individual needs.
A television program preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics featured blind skiers being trained for slalom skiing, impossible as that sounds. Paired with sighted skiers, the blind skiers were taught on the flats how to make right and left turns. When that was mastered, they were taken to the slalom slope, where their sighted partners skied beside them shouting, “Left!” and “Right!” As they obeyed the commands, they were able to negotiate the course and cross the finish line, depending solely on the sighted skiers’ word. It was either complete trust or catastrophe.
What a vivid picture of the Christian life! In this world, we are in reality blind about what course to take. We must rely solely on the Word of the only One who is truly sighted--God Himself. His Word gives us the direction we need to finish the course. Robert W. Sutton.
A. As my spiritual growth complies with God’s ways and I demonstrate that I fully trust His ways to get my harvest my blessings are increased without limit.
1. I can identify at least six (6) actions in vv. 6-9. The Lord takes on my part when I live in compliance to His instructions.
B. As I come into my harvest I become a visible example for others to see God’s graciousness at work in me. Read vv. 10-12.
1. In v.12 I can recognize three (3) actions that God will do to help me to experience my harvest and I am also able to recognize two (2) actions I am responsible to do with my harvest.
C. In exchange for my trust in God I understand that God expects me to comply with His predestined plan for my life and my harvest. Read v. 14
1. According to v. 13, what two (2) ways will compliance to God’s will impact my day-to-day living?
D. Discuss with your group life instances that give examples like unto the skiers in the illustration above that you may have experienced.