Saturday, November 1, 2014
Alright ladies, you have officially been challenged! In order to complete this challenge, first we need you to read the book of James. Sounds like a lot, but it's only 5 chapters…but don't think this is going to be easy! It will be a stretching activity (spiritually) for all of us. I would love for you to really take your time reading this. I have been doing a study on it and in the study we write 1 chapter of James a week. This has really helped me think more about the words and let them really resonate in my heart. Another good idea is to read all of James every day! This will really touch you!! Trust me! Okay, after you have done this, we need you to pray about opportunities for you to show God's love and your own love to others by doing something nice for them. Our Bible verse for the month is: You see that faith was active together with his works, and by works, faith was perfected. James 2:22. Our works are not what saves us but they sure can be a mirror of what our hearts look like. Jesus died to save us from our sin and since he paid the ultimate price for us it is our job to show others to him. One great way to do this is by what we do and how we react. I'd really like for you to challenge yourself to complete this challenge daily…if you can…but I'd be happy with 1 time over the holidays too. What does this look like? Well, thanks for asking. This could be as big or small as you and God think it needs to be. Holding open the door for others. Paying for someone's meal. Volunteering at a shelter. Inviting someone to come to dinner so you can get to know them better. Asking someone to spend the holidays with your family if they have no family close. We will not ask you what your challenge was…we only want to know that you completed it. If you are completing one every day then bless you! We are so proud of you! Now show the world how pure and beautiful your hearts are! Challenge completed? Let us know!! We love you! Be some light!!