Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Today is an awesome and historic day! Today is the day that following Jesus returns HOME – the place it began, and the place God intended for it to be first. Today begins a season of learning to live & love like Jesus at HOME. Today, American Christians join their sisters & brothers around the world who, for hundreds of years, have had no choice but to make their HOME be their primary place of worship, prayer, & discipleship. Today is #HOMEchurch Day1.
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#HOMEchurch Day1. In an age of limited corporate gatherings, self-feeding & household discipleship becomes essential. Praise God we live in a time when the resources have never been more abundant! Sermons & Bible studies on YouTube, RightNow Media, & a host of other free online resources lay at our fingertips! Here is a link to 26 ideas for spending Time Alone with God at HOME.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
#HOMEchurch Day2. This is the day that the Lord has made! The LORD. The One who is sovereign over this day – and ALL days! Declare it. Speak this truth over yourself & your household today!: “This is Your day, Jesus! And I am Yours. And this HOME is Yours.” Proclaim it, aloud, over your HOME today: “This HOME will be a place of courage & faith. It will not be a place of fear. Anxiety is not welcome here. This will be a place of hope, a source of light & life for all who dwell & visit here. This day, and my life, and this HOME all exist for Your glory, God. May Your Kingdom come and Your will be done here as it is in heaven.”
Thursday, March 19, 2020
#HOMEchurch Day3. Here’s an easy & non-awkward way to lead yourself & your household in a moment of worship tonight:
- Recall from your early days of following Jesus one of your most favorite hymns or worship songs…
- Either during dinner or right after, pull up the song on YouTube, and tell everyone this was one of your favorite songs when you were first learning to follow Jesus.
- Ask everyone to listen to the song with you, and as they listen, to remember one line in the song that inspires them to love & obey God more.
- Play the song!
- Invite everyone to share which line from the song helps them love God more.
- Pray a simple prayer of thanks to God for the things your household just shared :-)
Friday, March 20, 2020
#HOMEchurch Day4. Today, pray for each member of your household by name. Pray for yourself. Pray for your roommates. Pray for your spouse & your children. Pray for each one, specifically, by name. Ask God to give you a specific word or phrase for each person as you pray for them… What does He think about them? How does He feel about them? Then if He gives you something, write it down on a notecard or post-it note, and share it with them!
Saturday, March 21, 2020
#HOMEchurch Day5. Today, when your household gathers for a meal, pause before you eat to thank God for the food. Thank Him for each individual item He has provided: “Father, thank You for these green beans. And this sweet tea. And the apple slices…” Invite those around your table to do the same. Then, savor each bite of food, each sip of drink together, as a gracious gift from your loving & generous Father in Heaven.