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Remember: Dependency on Prayer

Feb 7, 2016
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The Cultivate Challenge

The book of Lamentations was written by the prophet Jeremiah as he was looking back to the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians. No one listened to Jeremiah, and he was remembering all that went wrong with the people and place he loved. In the midst of those terrible times, he calls back to mind the character and faithfulness of God when he writes in Jeremiah 3:21, “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Remember, no matter what you have walked through, or will walk through; He never changes. Choosing to remember the character and faithfulness of God changes the trajectory of our lives. David remembers in Psalm 63. Nehemiah remembers in Nehemiah 4:14. We remembered this morning as we participated in the Lord’s Supper.


To discuss today
1. What do you remember about the Lord’s faithfulness when you look back?

2. How will you respond to his character and faithfulness?

3. Do you ever lie awake at night wondering if things will ever change? How can you respond in confidence for the future?

4. Remember to pray with your spouse each day!

5. Have you prayed, discerned, and committed to the Cultivate Challenge? Spend time as a family discerning what the Lord would have you do!


Father, I praise you for your faithfulness and character. I call this to mind, and therefore have hope: Your steadfast love never ceases; Your mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Father, I choose today to respond to your faithfulness by ___________________________. I can’t do it alone, and I need you!