Reading this week: Changing the Story again
This is the second week of our World Hunger Campaign week, so I’ve selected another series of passages from World Renew’s devotional, this week from the “Family Devotions” side. For more information on this year’s campaign or to receive these devotions online, visit World Renew at worldrenew.net.
Monday: Philippians 4:19, God will supply
Generosity is always a celebration of God’s provision for us (see 2 Corinthians 8-9). What special provision from God are you celebrating? How has that provision led to generosity?
Tuesday: James 1:27, True Religion
Religion can be a problem, but at its best religion turns our attention outward – to Jesus’ righteousness and the needs of others. When have you experienced this outward focus of your religion? Who are the widows and orphans in your life?
Wednesday: Genesis 1:27, God’s image in everyone!
Yes, everyone! And we honor God when we honor and care for his image wherever we encounter it. The church has always held that we encounter God’s image especially in the vulnerable. When have you most recently encountered God’s image in the needs of another?
Thursday: Deuteronomy 6:10-12, How easy to forget
This is the tyranny of the too much. Places and things have always distracted God’s people from worship and generosity. How do you balance resting in God’s provision with need to be daily (in the Matthew 6 sense) dependent on him?
Friday: Leviticus 23:22, Leaving room to meet needs
Generosity is also a discipline, affecting even the way we harvest our fields. In your busy life, where are you leaving room for God to meet needs through his provision?
Saturday: Psalm 146:6-7, God has created more than enough
God deals in surplus, surplus grace and surplus food. How does your experience of the first affect your experience of the second? How does a high view of God as Creator also lead us toward lifestyles of justice?