“Heart work isn’t a system you apply, it’s a relationship you live.”

December 17, 2017

As we close our section on heart work, we are reminded that Jesus connects our internal growth to abiding in him. When we reduce heart work to a system, we lose our connection to the living God who walks with us and grows us as he speaks to us in Scripture and as we speak to him in prayer. Only when we understand heart work as part of an ongoing relationship with God will we see real change in his image.

Application Questions

1. Are there ways you’ve tried to change without abiding in Christ?  What did that look like?

2. If abiding is making Jesus your home and your source of life, what would it look like for you to abide in Jesus on an average day?

3. What’s the difference between trying to cultivate your relationship with God and reducing your relationship with God to a system? Which do you think you do more often?

4. What’s the thing about yourself you are worried will never change? How do you think genuine, relational heart work could bring real change in that area? What’s your next step?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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