Read // Psalm 85:1-2

  • Distant
  • Empty
  • Hollow
  • Unheard prayer
  • Bland
  • Uneventful relationship

What causes these feelings with God?
With others?

A flower designer strategically plans the timing of delivery. It begins with getting the flowers from the wholesaler and caring for the flowers with the correct temperature, chemicals and storage. The flowers will only be lively and beautiful for a short time once they have been cut from the vine so the arrangement and delivery has to be well-timed.

  • Close
  • Deep
  • Intimate
  • Exciting
  • Heartfelt communication

What causes these things in our relationship with God?
With others?

John 15:10-17 (NIV)

10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Challenge //

  • What is one measurable thing you can do this Christmas to abide in Christ?
  • What is one measurable thing you can do to love another?


by Rebecca Gould