It was colder than I wanted it to be this morning. Much colder. As I walked into McD’s to meet a group of friends one of them asked, “How are you doing?” In one breath I said, “It’s a bit chilly this morning.” In the next I ordered a large ICED coffee. When will I learn?
But I’m not writing today to discuss the weather. Not at all.
As I met with this group of friends one thing seemed apparent. We all realized our lives are hectic. We all realized our lives are complex. We all realized we need to spend more time with God.
So, today I want to present you with a challenge. It’s something that will better prepare you for your hectic life. It’s something that will help you deal with the complexities in life. It’s something that will help you spend more time with God.
Here’s the challenge: Over the next two weeks, read the gospel of Matthew. That’s twenty-eight chapters in just fourteen days. So let’s just call it the 28/14 challenge. But this is only part of the challenge, there’s a little more to it.
Take the opportunity as you read a couple of chapters each day to ask yourself three important questions. Answering these three questions will help the text sink in. Answering these three questions will help you better know God and His will for your life.
- What does the text say about God?
- What does the text say about me?
- What is God inviting me to do?
That’s the 28/14 challenge.
Two chapters a day.
Three questions a day.
Will you join me in the challenge?
This is part one in a series on the 28/14 Challenge. I won’t post my thoughts each day of the challenge, but additional posts are provided at the links below.
Questions or comments? Feel free to let me know in the comment section below.