The following excerpt is from Good Dirt: Lent, Holy Week and Eastertide Till: Jesus, your ways aren't our ways. We have such a hard time with self-sacriﬁce, serving, and letting go of things we want even when they aren't good for us. Help us to trust you more. Help us to release control and follow you, even in hard situations.
Plant: Mark 8:31–9:1
Imagine it: When Jesus told his disciples that his path was leading to suﬀering and death, they couldn't believe it! Peter even told Jesus to stop being so gloomy! Why do you think they reacted that way? How do you think you would have reacted?
Enter it: Jesus’ way leads through suﬀering and loss. We have to follow him through it too so that we let go of the things that keep us from God. Tell about a time when you had to do something hard that you didn't like, but it turned out to be good for you.
Apply it: Is there an area in your life where you need to give control to Jesus? What is one small step you could take today?
Weed: What was hard today? How did you feel about it? What was easy today?