Today is the first day of our 30-day journey. I’m excited for you and for me as I will likely discover some area of my life that has gone unaddressed. That is my hope for you as well. For starters, scroll down to the comments and chime in. Let me know why you decided to take this challenge. I encourage you all to interact with each other. God has created this space for such a time as this. Let’s make the best of our time together.
I think it’s safe to assume one of two things: either you have a made up mind and you want to become a better version of yourself, or you’re just curious — trying to figure out if this challenge is legit or not. Wherever you are on the continuum between the former and the latter, you’re here, and that’s half the battle.
All I want from you today is to read the following verse from the Book of Romans:
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. ~Romans 12:2
Read it a second time with a highlighter or a pen. According to this verse, what is the goal that we’re working toward? In order to reach this goal together, we must be clear about what those customs and behaviors of the world are. Take 30 seconds to make a list of what those worldly behaviors might be. As you go through your day today, add to the list — even if it’s a worldly behavior you’re not quite ready to part with, write it down. So your homework for Day 1 is to scroll down to the comments and identify our collective goal and a short list of worldly behaviors. Don’t worry if your answers differ from someone else’s. That’s just part of the process. See you tomorrow for Day 2. May blessings abound! <3
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