Daily Interrupted Challenge
Reread and write down the scriptures in today’s reading about new (listed below).
Focus on how God is stirring something new in your own life after reading this book. What is He birthing new inside of your heart?
Day 42: Out of Kindergarten
Jen talks about the early stages of their new church and how messy it really was. I can totally relate to the things she talks about as I remember our own church meeting in a hotel conference room in our early stages. We had a boombox for music and people that cared about doing something new way more than where we met and what it looked like.
These verses were key to their start and how they chose their name, Austin New Church:
We serve in the new way of the Spirit. Romans 7:6
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. Galatians 6:15
Pour new wine into new wineskins. Matthew 9:17
God, help us see the new things you are doing all around us. Wake us up to a new direction, new purpose, new perspective. No matter what our background is – whether we have been the ones in need, or the ones in abundance – I believe you have something to teach each one of us, regardless. Shake our very being, the core of who we are. Let us care more about living out your instructions than anything else that this world has to offer. Shape us into those that truly care about the people around us and impacting the Kingdom for Your glory. Help us to set aside the daily distractions, the mindsets of worry and doubt and to run the race set before each one of us. Let us take your hand and run forward with a fresh passion to serve. Amen!
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