A 40-Day Faith Challenge
Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20, that faith the size of a tiny mustard seed is powerful. So, let's plant those seeds and reap the harvest.
The Seed: God's Word
Cleansing Rain: A Reflection on God's Word
Selfies show us exactly what we look like. Today’s verse tells us exactly what our lives as faithful believers should look like. Hint: It looks nothing like a selfie. In fact, it looks more like an “otherly” because we are to focus on and love others more than ourselves.
As we grow in our faith, we should become more and more like Christ- in other words, He becomes greater, and we become lesser. We should be consumed with pleasing God. And just as daily we put on clothes, as Christians, we also put on the attributes listed in Colossians 3:12-14. We dedicate our lives to helping others, treating them like family (aka with kinned-ness). We exalt God and put other’s needs before our own. There is no room for boasting for we hold the same rank- we are all saints and sinners. We must forgive as Christ forgives, meaning we must forgive all the sins committed against us just as Christ forgives all the sins we commit against him. In short, we live a life of love. There is no room for hate. Christians live a life of peace that transcends understanding.
A life of faith is not an easy life, but it is a fulfilling life. It is a life of purpose and meaning. It is a life of significance.
Taking Root: Questions to Help You Dig Deeper
SonShine: Shining the Light of Jesus
Daily Sprinkle: A Prayer to Say Throughout the Day
It can be a challenge to live other-minded in a selfie world. However, a life of purpose and significance calls us to live for others; giving of our time, talents, and money generously. It requires a mindset shift and intentionality. Have fun practicing today!