“All to Jesus, I freely give. As long as there’s breath in these lungs, I will live with reckless abandon, my heart in your hands. I surrender it all, I’m going all in.”
During this time of year, we are often reminded of 2 categories of change: the things we need to stop, and the things we need to start.
This is no surprise, because when we are facing pain our discomfort in in everyday life, these are the two paths that present themselves the most.
It’s a big year for Kind at Heart Ministries. In 2018 they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary of helping aging neighbors here in our community. What started as one man’s connection with local nursing home residents has grown to involve hundreds of individuals and thousands of volunteer hours.
Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Strength and peace. If I could pick a couple of traits to have more of, these would be a no-brainer.
I have an issue with people cutting in line. It’s probably because I’m a rule follower to a fault. When someone cuts in front of me or others, I struggle.
In Luke 8, we find someone cutting in line in front of Jairus. Jesus is taking his precious time with a woman who has an issue of blood.
Welcome to Day 30, and congratulations!! You made it all the way through the 30 Day Challenge!
We pray that it brought you closer to Jesus and started your year off on the right path.
In the middle of the bustling city we turned a corner, stepped over a threshold, and entered a different world. The 12 foot, ornately-carved wooden doors we passed through were just the beginning of the intricacy that filled the temple. Every detail was beautiful, from the perfect gardens, to the painted ceiling, to the curved roof lines. It was as quiet within the walls of the temple as it had been loud on the outside. The smell of incense filled the air and everywhere I looked were worshipers bringing their gifts.
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24
Imagine for just a few seconds that you live in a perfect world. You’ve cracked the code. You’ve been magically transported to a reality where you’ve figured out the perfect amount of sleep you need, how many carbs to eat (or avoid), and you have 1.5 million followers on Instagram.
Cortez and his men sailed from Spain and landed on the coast of Mexico in 1519. Initially the crew was awed by the beautiful land, but after months of hard work and little to show for it, their excitement turned to restlessness and revolt.
They wanted to abandon this New World and return home to their old one. Murmurings of mutiny were on everyone’s lips. Captain Cortez knew from the high level of discontent that the men would soon break ranks and leave. They would only work to tame the New World if it was their only hope of survival.
Welcome to Day 27 of the 30 Day Challenge!
Today is our final grace day. If you missed a day this week you can go back and catch up, or you revisit your favorite challenge of the week!