Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lent 2011: Day 2_List Your Luxuries

World Vision ACT:S Reflections: If you’ve ever enjoyed a book, a TV show or a movie, you understand the power of stories. Stories have a way of connecting lives. Starting on Sunday, we will explore how to emulate Christ’s incarnation through six true stories that we will bring to life by giving up everyday luxuries. In order to enter into somebody else’s story, however, we should first understand our own.

As we continue to allow God to prepare our hearts, think through your own story. Where has God blessed you?

Choose one of the following topics and hand-write a list of how you are privileged in that area. Be as specific as possible and aim for at least 20-40 items. Keep this list in a place where you will see it at least once a day for the duration of Lent. Suggested locations include your desk, your daily planner or your bathroom mirror.

• Money
• Health
• Disease
• Faith
• Freedom
• Education

To contrast the list you have just created, where might God be calling you toward discomfort? On the same sheet of paper, write out a few ideas you have. If you have no ideas right now, that’s ok. More to come...

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