“Live up to the life to which God called you.” Ephesians 4:1b (CEV)
Last Sunday marked the launch of ONE, a new preaching series at Maranatha Church that is emphasizing the importance of making God first in our lives. As part of the message, I issued a challenge for people to commit to some very important spiritual foci. The challenges utilize the number 1:
31 Days of Prayer: Pray at least one time each day this month.
21 Days of Reading: Read the per-selected portion of Scripture (list here)
11 Days of Fasting: Give up something (a meal, TV, certain types of foods, etc.
1 Day of Serving: Serve one time this month.
1 Tithe: Tithes (give 10%) at least one pay-period this month.
I was absolutely blown away when I saw the completed ONE Commitment cards.
That is a bunch of response!
People are still submitting the forms online (here) and we plan to distribute them this Sunday to those who were not with us last Sunday.
There was also a huge number of prayer needs submitted. People are expecting God to do some great things! And we are praying for those needs!
I don’t take commitment for granted. Cooperation is not a given. Positive response to personal challenge is significant these days, people are generally slow to follow. But not this group!
We are expecting some awesome things to happen as a result of all of this. If you would like to join us, feel free! You can listen to part 1 here. Be with us next week!