I’ve been really sad for a while.

I’ve found myself choking back tears as I watch and listen to Facebook feeds, the Twitter battles, the comments of friends, neighbors, strangers.

The vitriol. The toxicity. The accusations. The harshness. The distrust.

Relationships shatter like beer bottles tossed onto a busy interstate.

Friendships severed. Families splintered. Unity dismantled.

I’ve felt torn apart inside. Helpless. Paralyzed.

I’ve prayed and waited and waited and prayed.

I know that on March 1 we will dive into The Lent Challenge by reading Beloved Gospel of John together for 40 days. I’m expectant for what God is going to do in and through this intentional study and reflection. (By the way, your Beloved booklets are in the process of being shipped to you for everyone who pre-ordered. We have a few extra if you slip your order in fast!)

I expect God to move in big ways then, but I want to be wildly alive to His presence and faithfulness today. Each and every day.

I don’t want to live in this sadness.

And I think I’ve found a way forward.

Luke 11:13 says: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

This past week, Leif and l talked for some time. Together, we decided to begin each day with a simple prayer:

Holy Spirit, what do you want me to do today?

Then do the first thing that comes to mind.

Some days, nothing emerges, so we echo the prayer throughout the day.

We want to lean into the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We want to walk in greater obedience. We have this deep sense this matters now more than ever.

And we secretly wonder, “What if you joined us?”

What if we all began praying this prayer each morning?

Imagine how our churches would be different. Our communities would be different. Our world would be different.

I’ve put together a FREE DOWNLOAD for you to join us.

Simply print out the free download. Commit that for the next 7 days you’ll begin each day asking:

Holy Spirit, what do you want me to do today?

You may have an act of kindness, a word of encouragement, or a simple word come to mind. The Holy Spirit may be encouraging you to start writing your story. If what you’re sensing doesn’t go against Scripture or harm others, respond in obedience.

I’m becoming increasingly convinced that as believers we can’t afford to worship or follow a binary God. We must lean into the fullness of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Will you join me in praying this simple prayer for the next 7 days?

Will you courageously share what you sense each day?

Let’s do this together. Grab the download here.


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