RISE, Daily Reflections: Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

 

READ:

We ask you, brothers and sisters, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ    and our assembling with him, not to be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or to be alarmed either by a “spirit,” or by an oral statement, or by a letter allegedly from us    to the effect that the day of the Lord is at hand. Let no one deceive you in any way. To this end he has also called you through our Gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours.  May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.

–2 Thess 2:1-3a, 14-17

 

REFLECT:

What is the end goal of our faith in Christ? Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, we can get distracted or deceived into thinking the aim of our faith is rituals, institutions, ethics or academic arguments. We cannot lose sight of the prize though! What have we been called to? We have been called “to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ”. Today Jesus wants to encourage each one of us to hold strong, to stay the course. He wants to reassure you that he has loved you and encourages you. Let his grace and goodness strengthen your heart today as you strive for holiness!

 

RESPOND:

Find 3 gifts that you can give thanks to God for today.

 

Today’s Health Challenge: Relate

Today your goal is to develop trust to build meaningful relationships.

 

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