’21 Days to Change’ | Day 11
Well, it’s official!
Somewhere during the night we peaked at the summit of our 21 day challenge and have now begun the journey down the other side.
We’ve got more days behind us than left in front of us.
It feels good.
And we should celebrate!
But even though we’re moving towards the end, it doesn’t mean the work is all done…
There are still intentional choices to be made.
Potential pitfalls to beware of.
Terrain left to navigate.
So celebrate the work that’s been accomplished… but don’t let your guard down.
Change is still afoot!
Here’s our scripture for the day:
From the Old Testament: Genesis 25:1-26:35
25: 1 Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. 2 She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. 3 Jokshan was the father of Sheba and Dedan; the descendants of Dedan were the Ashurites, the Letushites and the Leummites. 4 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah. 5 Abraham left everything he owned to Isaac. 6 But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east. Keep reading…
From the New Testament: Matthew 8:18-34
8: 18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” 20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” Keep reading…
From the Psalms: Psalm 11
1 In the LORD I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
“Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
3 When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?” Keep reading…
From the Proverbs: Proverbs 3:7-8
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
And a prayer to close:
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Keep your eyes on the prize… that’s still a little ways off in the distance!