We know that the past few weeks have been pretty challenging and so much is still unknown. In hard times we often have the desire to serve/walk with God, but we aren’t sure of what to do next. Below you will find our “Next Steps” resource. We challenge you to print out the pdf and post in on your wall or fridge and just take the step for that day. Each day has a different focus and our prayer is that God may use this process to shine a light on your next step to draw towards Him and love your neighbor during this time.
How it works:
Print out the Next Steps PDF: Next Steps Print Out
Post it in a visible place.
Each day you can journal through that day’s topic and work through the step for that day. Each day has a theme and sometimes days will link (Thursday & Saturday).
The themes for the week are:
Sabbath Sunday – Take time to reflect on what all is going on in your life and the world around you.
How have you seen God at work this week (in your life, your neighbors, the world around you)?
Meditation Monday – What truths do you need to meditate on and remember this week?
What are areas that you are tempted to be anxious about, take time each day to surrender these areas to God?
Thankful Tuesday – Look around you, who has poured into your life? Who is making an impact in your community?
Take some time to write them a thank you note, it doesn’t have to be long, but it does help to be specific.
Encouraging Word Wednesday – Take some time to encourage someone around you, this is a hard time, and your words can cultivate and bring life. Share a prayer you are praying for them, let them know you are thinking of them, share a verse that reminds you of them.
Thoughtful Thursday – Take time to pause and look around your community. What are some of the needs you see arising and who may be some people that could use some help? Take some time to pray for these people and brainstorm a few ways to help.
Friend Friday – Check-in on a friend
Service Saturday – Revisit your list from Thursday and sacrifice some time to help in meeting the needs you see. (ex: mow your elderly neighbors’ yard, plant flowers in your friend’s yard that is struggling with being lonely so that they see them and now you are thinking about them, order groceries for your friend that just lost their job)
We will share these each day on Facebook and Instagram to help remind our community to take part. You can comment, share and post about what all God has been teaching you during this time.
Feel Free to share this with anyone you think it may help.
May God bless!
The Collegiate Abbey Staff