Monday: Read 1 Chronicles 29:16. If it all belongs to God, why does He want us to give? What is the value of everybody giving and sacrificing together on a Journey of Generosity?
Tuesday: Read Romans 5:15. If we are saved by grace, why do people think we are saved by what we do? As you think of God's grace guiding our life, where has God been speaking into your life? How have you sensed His guidance this year?
Wednesday: Read 1 Chronicles 29:17. Where is God calling you to follow boldly? When do you find it easy to follow God's will? What makes the journey more challenging to follow Him? How can others help you in this journey?
Thursday: Read 1 Chronicles 29:18-19. Soren Kierkegaard observed, "Life can only be understood backward, but must be lived forward." Being faithful isn't a call to being perfect, to having it all together. Being faithful means that despite our disorienting circumstances, we keep moving forward in faith and in trust. What keeps you focused on God when life becomes disorienting? Who prays for you to obey completely?
Friday: Read Proverbs 3:5-6. Trusting God is completely is like jumping in a pool. Once you jump, you are fully committed. Where is God calling you to jump? What is holding you back? What's holding you back? What's pulling you eagerly forward?
Saturday: Read Mark 9:22-24. I love the man's prayer, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Where do you need to pray Lord, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief"?
You can GO DEEPER this week by:
- Read the following book: "The Gift of Pain" by Paul Brand and Philip Yancey
- If you have a story to share about Christ Lutheran Church email: "firstname.lastname@example.org".
- Check out the Journey of Generosity website.
- Download the YouVersion Bible Application on your smartphone or tablet.