Nonetheless, the discipleship course was a pleasant surprise. That really shouldn't be a surprise by now, because it seems to happen the same way every week-- me dreading something that turns out great. We're in a routine now, and it seems to go so easily.
Tonight we studied the importance of a daily devotional time and some suggestions for accomplishing it. I think the participants were both challenged and encouraged. I'm hoping they put what they learned into practice this week. As we discussed tonight, devotions don't earn God's favor, but they do bring us before the Holy Spirit so that we can grow deeper in our relationship with Him.