Day 16: Faribault Campus

Have you ever played the game Jenga? You start with a small tower constructed of layers of individual blocks and each player carefully slides a block from somewhere lower in the structure and adds it to the top layer. As the game progresses it gets taller and taller while at the same time becoming less and less stable until it all comes crashing down. It is impossible to keep building new levels when you are also pulling from and weakening the foundation.

Sometimes as we grow in our faith, we can forget to take care of the foundation.

Much like a tree’s roots must continue to grow deeper as its branches reach upward, as you and I reach new levels of faith, we must also deepen our relationship with Jesus and our inward character.

 That is why after telling us we have everything we need for life and godliness through Jesus, the Apostle Peter encourages us to…

…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:5-8)

Each of these things we are encouraged to add to our lives is either an internal pursuit or an external practice. My prayer for each of us, for our campus, and for our church is that we would continue to grow in our devotion to Jesus and in our effectiveness in our world for the Kingdom of God.

Prayer points:

  • Pray for powerful moments in God’s presence as we read His word.
  • Pray for favor in our community.
  • Pray for people to rise to a new level of serving and leading in the church and community.

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