There’s something about having a “reading list.” Usually, around the end of the school year, we see people posting about them or hear people talking about them. Of all of the books we want to soak up, the Bible is at the top of that list. At Kfirst , we believe that scripture is not just helpful for following Jesus but necessary. It stretches our thinking and challenges our living and it clues us into the heart of God and directs our paths. In July and August we’re hosting a summer series called “Reading List.”
Each Sunday, we’ll introduce a new chapter to focus on while equipping you to daily “soak it up” throughout the week. If you’ve never read the scriptures, this is a great place to start. If you’ve never read the scriptures as a friend, a couple, or a family, this will be a great opportunity to begin a new trend (visit Kfirst’s media to listen).
This week’s passage: Matthew 3 (click to read)
Saturday’s challenge: Respond in prayer. Pray through what you’ve been reflecting over the past week.
Today is a day of prayer and intercession. As you look at the chapter that you’ve been focused on all week, what type of things come to mind?
- Specific people.
- Areas of the world.
- A need in someone’s life.
- Area of personal change/challenge.
- Stirring to serve others.
It may not even be on this list. But I submit: This may be what the Holy Spirit is trying to bring to your attention. Use today, the last day of focus on this chapter to go into prayer over the list you’ve made. When you are done praying, make a list of action steps of what you feel you need to do about what God laid on your heart. Share those with a trusted friend.
Love you all. It’s gonna be an amazing Saturday.
BTW: Here’s a song for your reading time.