Monthly Challenge: July 2020

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It takes faith to step out of the boat.

Join us as we set a new course and sail into uncharted territory! Each month we will challenge you – to go in a new direction, and step out of your comfort zone.


 

What’s this all about?

This year, the Generosity Committee wants you to take a leap of faith, just like Peter’s experience in Matthew 14:28.

“Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, be cried out, “Lord, save me!”

We want you to reach beyond what he calls us to do – with faith, trust, commitment and confidence. We want you to step out of the boat and challenge yourself each month with an activity that stretches your mind, your faith, and even your habits, so that what we practice helps us grow in generosity and love.


 

Monthly Challenge: July

Think about setting some time aside to practice a new spiritual discipline.
You choose how to incorporate it into your schedule. It can be as short as taking 10 minutes a day for prayer or devoting time once a week in order to read through a Gospel.

 

To help get your feet wet, here are some suggestions:

  • Set aside time every day to pray.

  • Experiment with spiritual journaling.

  • Read through the Psalms during the month.

  • Read through the Gospels during the month.

  • Seek times of intentional silence/meditation every day.

  • Consider the practice of Lectio Divina as you read Scripture

 


 

Let us know how it goes!

If you take us up on this challenge, we want to hear from you! We would like to share your reflections as a way to encourage others to take up the challenge as well.

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