Well… praise the Lord we did it, day 40 of our Red Letter challenge! So, how was it? I hope over the past 40 days you have learned more about Jesus and what He asks of His followers. I pray you never stop learning and growing.

This challenge is meant to last a life time, because when we follow Jesus and His words, we find the life we were made for. When Jesus left His disciples with the Great Commission to reach the world, He concluded with this statement:

Matthew 28:20

“and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Jesus promises to be with us, day in and day out, ALWAYS! I don’t know about you, but knowing that Jesus is ALWAYS with me gives me confidence to do the things He is calling me to do.
I want to encourage you continue pursuing the five main principles we studied during this Challenge:
Being – Spend time connecting with Jesus each day through prayer and Bible Study. You have made it regular practice over the last 40 days, so you know you can make this a consistent routine in your spiritual life.

Forgiving – Think back on our week of “Forgiving. Is there any unconfessed sin in your life you need to ask God to forgive? Is there someone in your life you still need to forgive? Remember, when we forgive others, we are the ones who are set free!

Serving – God wants you to be involved in His work on earth. If you haven’t already, make serving part of your life. When you serve, you get to be a part of what God is doing all around you.

Giving – Be a cheerful giver. You can’t out give God. He is the most generous giver of all and He wants you to be like him.

Going – You have a story to tell! God has placed you in the lives of others to make a lasting impact. Allow God to work through you and trust Him to give you the words to say. Someone’s life could change forever because of your willingness to share the Good News of Jesus and His love.

It’s not always easy following in the footsteps of Jesus; we will need the support, and encouragement from each other, the family of God, and the church. Most importantly, we will need the Holy Spirit. May we echo the words of Paul:

Philippians 4:13
“I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.”


So, here is your last challenge: Pursue Jesus with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Allow God to use you to do mighty things for His kingdom. After all is said and done in this world, may you hear God say “WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!

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