1) Read Scripture: Mark 4
2) Answer Questions:
· What section or phrase stood out to you in you in Mark 4?
· What does the section or phrase that stood out to you say?
· What does the section or phrase that stood out to you mean?
· How can you apply what you just read to your life today?
3) Coaching Application:
There were no posts the last couple of Saturdays because I was on vacation with my family, and didn’t have time to get them done before we left. Was a good break for us, and a good reminder that we need to take “sabbath breaks” in our lives to rest and recover in order to be the people God wants us to be.
As I read Mark chapter 4 one line after all of Jesus’ parables caught my attention. Mark 4:34 says “He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything.” As I read this I thought about how in coaching explaining everything is so important in order to make sure what is being taught is also being understood. I think that is what Jesus was doing with His disciples in this scenario. He really did want them to know what He was talking about in His parables.
I also appreciated the last several verses, and when they are all on the boat getting rocked by the waves, and Jesus gets up and very calmly says “Quiet, be still.” I appreciate his calmness in the midst of the storm and it is a good reminder to me as a coach that I need to be calm in “storm-like” situations that may arise with my teams. Those storms might come in practices, games, or as a part of team life, and key is to be like Jesus, stay calm, and trust God for the strength to remedy the situation.
· Thank God for your time together.
· Spend time praying for those things that are on your heart and your mind.
5) Song of the Week: Fear is a Liar