’21 Days to Change’ | Day 21!

YOU DID IT!

You’ve made it to the end of our ’21 Days to Change’ challenge!!

Congratulations!

Has that change you’ve been pursuing taken root?

Does it feel more permanent?

At home?

Comfortable?

I hope so!

And I hope you are reaping the benefits that come with committing yourself to something as noble (and grand) as change — and seeing it through to completeion.

I also hope that you’ve experienced God, as the Author of Change, in some new and meaningful ways over the course of the past three weeks.

The only real question now is… What’s next?

Now that you’ve experienced transformation in one area of your life… is there another area that God wants to work with you in next?

Are you open to that???

You’ve got a taste for change in your mouth… and now is the best time to explore further change in your life…

Maybe even make change a more permanent part of your everyday life…

Maybe…

Here’s our scripture for this final day of our journey:

From the Old Testament: Genesis 42:18-43:34

42: 18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: 19 If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households. 20 But you must bring your youngest brother to me, so that your words may be verified and that you may not die.” This they proceeded to do.

21 They said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress has come on us.”

22 Reuben replied, “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood.” 23 They did not realize that Joseph could understand them, since he was using an interpreter.

24 He turned away from them and began to weep, but then came back and spoke to them again. He had Simeon taken from them and bound before their eyes. Keep reading…

From the New Testament: Matthew 13:47-14:12

13: 47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.

“Yes,” they replied.

52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” Keep reading…

From the Psalms: Psalm 21

1 The king rejoices in your strength, LORD.
How great is his joy in the victories you give!

2 You have granted him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips.
3 You came to greet him with rich blessings
and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
length of days, for ever and ever.
5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings
and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
7 For the king trusts in the LORD;
through the unfailing love of the Most High
he will not be shaken. Keep reading…

From the Proverbs: Proverbs 4:7-10

7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.”

10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.

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.

Amen.

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ JESUS

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