Faith.Forward! – 1/20/2019

Hey, Grace’rs,

Your Faith.Forward! Assignment: Delay! Think about one thing you buy on a daily basis that in reality you could do without. For example, that $5 cup of coffee. Imagine giving up $5 five days a week for a year. That would save you $1300 a year! Consider delaying that purchase when the moment strikes to buy it. Also, check out this very easy way to bring sanity to your finances: https://www.everydollar.com

FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):

01ShareIcon Share… One high and one low from your day.
02ReadIcon Read… Matthew 6
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
03TalkIcon Talk… When you hear Jesus say to you: Don’t worry! do you hear that as a gift or a demand? Does it give you hope or stress you out even more? Why? What do you think Jesus is trying to say to you through this passage? What is it you worry about from which Jesus wants to set you free?
Pray… for each other.
Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.

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