As we approach perhaps the most eventful day on the calendar in all of Christendom, I am struck with some thoughts.
Yesterday’s sermon was relevant and to the point for Christians, yet there are timeless truths found within it that can apply to anyone of any faith. Just five small things that you can do. Take just five days to start.
A small caveat ~ King David plucked five smooth stones from the brook and with them slayed a giant, and conquered a nation. (I Sam. 17:40). What giant is facing you, and with these five small principles can be slain?
1) Monday ~ A prayer of Thanksgiving for ten things. Surely, you have ten things for which you are thankful?
2) Tuesday ~ Two for Tuesday. Compassion. Find two people you can serve. Just two ~ in any way. Can you take your neighbor a meal, offer to drive them to the store, pay a bill for someone in need?
3) Wednesday ~ Evaluate and Value. Think of five things that you value. Then, consider, are they valuable to God?
4) Thursday ~ Spiritual Connection. Spend extra time alone in prayer/meditation/worship today.
5) Friday ~ Reconciliation. Do you need to forgive someone? Is there someone from whom you need to seek forgiveness?
We all have our struggles. For some spending time alone in prayer or meditation may be where your struggle is, or being thankful?
When we look at these, and if we consider the last week of Christ on earth – they all mirror his week. His prayer was not for Himself – even when he begged of the Father to remove the cup from Him, Christ was content to go to the Cross.
He was compassionate. In the garden, he healed the soldier’s ear after it was whacked off by Peter.
His sweat turned to blood as He prayed for us that Friday night.
He carried our burdens to the cross so we could experience that reconciliation between us and God.
Whether you agree with my position on Christ or not really isn’t the point of today’s blog. No matter where you are on life’s journey, I would think you can identify somewhere with at least one of the points made above.
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Have a blessed week.
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