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
Jesus speaks these words to His disciples on the night before His crucifixion. On this last night Jesus prays with and for His disciples, He washes their feet, He sings hymns with them, He promises the Holy Spirit, and He makes this plea: if you love me, keep my commands. Then he is led away in handcuffs in obedience to His Father’s will and carries out His ultimate act of love.
Earlier, Jesus sums up all the commands into two: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. Love. Love. Love. And then love some more.
In a world filled with fighting, ugly politics, grotesque murders, depression, poverty, oppression, and disease, Jesus asks us to fill it with love. Jesus is light and love and the world needs more Jesus. As his disciples, we are called to be lights in the darkness; sharing the love of Christ with our neighbors and telling others of the hope and peace that only Jesus can offer.
Taking Root: Questions to Help You Dig Deeper
SonShine: Shining the Light of Jesus
Daily Sprinkle: A Prayer to Say Throughout the Day
Today I leave you with the wise words from Corrie Ten Boom, a brave Chrstian that helped Jewish people escape Nazis during the Holocaust.
If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed.
If you look within, you’ll be depressed.
If you look at God, you’ll be at rest.