It’s a triangle of relationships.
“If you want the blessing of God in your life, you must care about the things God cares about.”
It’s already week four on the Invitation and Challenge. Maybe it’s time we step it up? What do you say?
I think you will find this week’s practice a challenge and a joy. Here is a helpful hint: Review the suggestion, pray about it and then make the commitment. If you don’t decide ahead of time to let God use this habit in your life, either you will not follow through, or you will just go through the motions without letting God change you. That’s religion, not relationship. Following Jesus does change us. As an encouragement, I remind you that we’re on this journey together!
UP – Water fast: Make water your only beverage for the week remembering Jesus is our living water, and we will never be thirsty. (John 4) It’s an UP thing!
IN – Make this fast a group effort — Do it with others.
OUT – A child dies every 15 seconds because of the lack of clean water. It costs us an average of $0.98 to provide clean, safe water to one person for one year, so every dollar makes a difference! The Challenge this week: Make water your only beverage. Save the money that you would normally spend on sodas, coffee, and sport drinks for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, contribute the money you saved to Living Water International for the drilling of wells.
PAUSE: Stop sometime today and breathe. Just stop and breathe. Now think: How is it going? What are you learning? Where do you need to bring in some balance? What is getting squeezed out of your life, UP? IN? OUT?