Day 36 - Portraits

    02.12.18 | by 40 Day Team

    Warm-Up
    Pray, “God, I want to have a correct perception of who You are. When I see you properly, it helps me see myself properly too. Holy Spirit, teach me through Your Word and show me what You are really like.” 

    Round 1
    Read Titus 3:3-7.

    Round 2
    Draw a self portrait. Next to it write these words:

    • Cherished
    • Beloved
    • Blessed
    • Chosen
    • Forgiven
    • Favored
    • Close to God
    • Promised Great Things
    • Holy 

    Round 3
    A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew pictures. Occasionally, she would walk around the room to see each child’s work.

    “What are you drawing?” she asked one little girl who was working diligently at her desk.

    The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”

    The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”

    The little girl replied, “They will in a minute.” 

    What does God look like to you? Which of these 5 distortions do you struggle with most when you are faced with temptation?:

    1. God can’t satisfy me as much as this sin.
    2. God made me this way and I can’t beat this sin.
    3. God made me fundamentally wrong.
    4. God has not been fully good to me.
    5. God knows I’m a failure, so I should enjoy it.

    Burnout
    Talk to a trusted friend about the top few distortions you struggle with and why. Text them now and set up a time to hang out and be real. If you don’t have a friend that you trust this way, ask God to connect you to someone that could be that kind of friend.